"I like my doctor. I loved my insurance. They were paying just about everything."
Cancer patient tells Megyn Kelly he’ll ‘let nature take its course’ rather than pay for ObamaCare
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A retiree from South Carolina, Bill Elliott says his old insurance was paying for just about everything, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
By the way, he voted for Obama based in large part on the assurance that he could keep that.
Now, under ObamaCare, he would have to pay a $1,500 a month premium with a $13,500 deductible - that’s just for him, mind you - and it wouldn’t cover pharmaceuticals and medical devices
What he’s decided is heartbreaking:
Elliott sees the whopping new premium and deductible, plus the newly added out-of-pocket costs, as a burden he is not willing to put on his family. He figures it makes more sense to pay the fine (er, tax) because that way “my family will have money to spend instead of throwing it down the drain like President Obama’s wanting us to do.”
If anyone out there knows Dan Pfeiffer, you might want to forward him this link so he can start coming up with ways to go after Mr. Elliott on Twitter and attack his credibility. We can’t have people who are losing their lives as the result of ObamaCare using this fact to tarnish the legacy of Barack Obama.
Hopefully there is an answer for Mr. Elliott that isn’t clear to him as of yet. Maybe he failed to consider his eligibility for a subsidy, although that would only cover part of the premium and wouldn’t help with his deductible or the out-of-pocket expenses for pharmaceuticals and medical devices that are no longer covered. (And of course, taxpayers, that’s you and me picking up that cost.)
Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Dingell . . . I hope you people are proud of yourselves. You passed a law messing with the workings of a market you did not even understand, and when you were warned what some of the consequences would be, you attacked those issuing the warnings and went full-speed ahead. You were going to engineer a government takeover of health care no matter what you had to do. Now you’re forcing people like Bill Elliott - who voted for Obama - to choose between his family’s financial stability and his own life when before ObamaCare he had perfectly good insurance that he could afford.
Has there ever been a worse piece of legislation passed in this country? And is there any conceivable justification Democrats can offer now for not repealing it before more people have to deal with decisions like this?
Oh. It would be a blow to Barack Obama’s legacy? Meet Bill Elliott. He is Obama’s legacy.