A Florida real estate agent has gone from being a poster child for “Obamacare” opponents to a cautionary tale about oversimplifying complex issues.

Dianne M. Barrette, an agent with I Think Realty, was first trotted out by CBS News, Fox News and other news media organizations as an example of a person who was losing an affordable health plan that she liked because it didn’t meet the minimum requirements of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

After more extensive conversations with reporters at the Washington Post and New Republic, Barrette learned that her existing plan wasn’t as comprehensive as she’d thought, and she said that she would “jump at” the chance to sign up for a more substantive plan under “Obamacare” at a subsidized price.

In the space of about a week, “Barrette went from ‘Obamacare’ victim to ‘Obamacare’ beneficiary,” the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein observes. Source: washingtonpost.com

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