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Video: Cancer Patient Loses Coverage Thanks to ObamaCare

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:28 am

She liked her plan, but she can’t keep it:

This is not an isolated story, folks. I absolutely guarantee it.

Thanks to Hot Air.

25 Responses to “Video: Cancer Patient Loses Coverage Thanks to ObamaCare”

  1. food stamp don’t care food stamp don’t give a sh!t

    eew – it’s got a snake!

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  2. She’s probably a racist.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  3. “She’s probably a racist.”

    you can tell by those eyeglass frames.

    steveg (794291)

  4. Obama would give her an aspirin, like he suggested about his grandma, Typical White Person.

    Patricia (be0117)

  5. No, we’ll give grandma cheap morphine so she’ll stop leaving her carbon footprint all over her grandson’s future driving all the way to Indiana for crying out loud and she should stop spending money on doctors so can leave the money to her grandson so he can buy a car when he’s sixteen so he can impress girls and there are many young college graduates with big student loans who need her job opening up and they voted for Obama when you did not and your chickens are coming home to roost. So there.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. why does it call her a “health insurance customer” when she’s clearly a former health insurance customer?

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. Seattle is in a low grade lock-down to facilitate Hte Won’s fund raising, and the local columnists have been constructing Potemkin villages to placate and reassure Him that there still are places that Love Him without reservation. Danny W., a SeaTimes operative, spent a couple of days researching a column entitled “Debunking Obamacare sob story” that included the fact that his family’s new insurance plan costs $1377 a month, of which he only has to pay 30% ($413.10,) since the SeaTimes picks up the rest. Danny’s satisfaction with this arrangement, of course, assumes that his malignant employer can continue to find a way to keep paying people like Danny W. to do what they do so well.

    The “debunked” sob story was about a woman in Federal Way who has discovered that her new plan will cost her “about $300 a month”, which Danny thinks is a deal. This woman, who supported Hte Won prior to her encounter with reality, had been paying monthly drug bills of $250 for her son’s ADHD medication. Now her son will be put on Medicaid at a cost of $30 per month, and in Danny’s view, the woman is much better off. Although she will be paying nearly $1000 a year more than before (300+30-250=80, 80*12=960.)

    Danny made no comment on the likely high deductible of the silver plan he was recommending for this woman. But it will surely be more than a few thousand dollars.

    And then there is the problem of Medicaid eligibility which will become a dominating consideration in the life of this woman and her son. As long as her son is 18 or under, she can have a monthly income of $2873, which is a bit more than her reported income of about $2100 a month. However, if she is going to cover her son after he turns 19, then her monthly income must drop to $1719 in order to be eligible for Medicaid. Or, perhaps, she can throw him on Medicaid by himself, and then he can began planning his future around the Medicaid income limitation of $1273 per month. As a parent, I have always wished for the best for my kids. The thought of them becoming clients of the state with such limited horizons would be very disturbing. I wonder what this woman is thinking as she considers the future for her son.

    Utopia beckons!

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  8. Nk, those voters also put all their eggs in one basket and counted their chickens before they hatched. Fools.

    Dana (e9ede2)

  9. Mr. President–you’re literally killing her.

    Her, and others.

    I can’t wait to see the NYT spin on this, assuming they even cover it. Maybe they’ll say she clearly misspoke.

    Alan (550092)

  10. Just in case anyone is keeping up, here’s the first in many articlesto come that will declare that will be working on Dec. 1. Maybe not like it should, but Obamacare is so gosh-darn good, those pesky people might overwhelm a robust system anyway.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  11. When Patterico says that there are others like her, he’s understating things quite a bit. There are 10s of thousands like her in California alone.

    Understand this, too: If you have cancer, and you have an individual insurance policy, you are quite focused on keeping that policy since your options are few to none in replacing it (HIPAA policies exist, but are expensive).

    But here comes Obamacare, FORCING you to give up your policy because it lacks some essential benefit, like maternity or acupuncture (an essential benefit in CA). But that’s OK, because Obamacare says you cannot be denied a policy, nor can you be charged extra just because you are sick.

    But now, suppose Obamacare fails? Her old policy is gone, and so is Obamacare. And she is going to do what?! People like this are terrified, first by the cancer, then by some ivory tower dilettante churning their world “for their own good”, and then leaving them in the wreckage.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  12. Well OFA has guidelines for disrupting family gatherings as if the mighty Obama is more important than actually celebrating time with people you care about.

    So there is that.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  13. But here comes Obamacare, FORCING you to give up your policy because it lacks some essential benefit


    if you like your plan you get to keep your plan

    a lot of you just don’t get it

    but cancer victims are particularly clueless

    well wake the eff up


    ok I give up

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  14. But, happy, plan bad. Plan bad confuses Caveman lawyer. If like bad plan, stupid. Bad plan not good make mind hurt.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  15. u likey u keepy mister 80

    obama said it

    and you can take that to the bank!

    but nooooooo

    everyone has to be so cynical

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  16. Here good plan. Make happy, happy. It good plan. Not make head hurt. All good for happy and me.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  17. HaySeuss, Ag80! I had to look twice to make sure the OFA thing was not an Onion parody.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. Ag80 pledge to talk. Talk good. Ag80 stay up too late.

    Ag80 say:

    Are these people really serious? This is what is leading our country? I don’t care if you are left or right. Is this what you expect from the leader of the free world and his minions?

    And if it is, what does it say about you? Look in a goddamned mirror and say to yourself that you need steps from the goddamn President of the Unites States of America to tell your drunk uncle why the President’s signature program is a good idea.

    If you can’t do that on your own, maybe your drunk uncle is correct.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  19. pasty people perplex a pikachu profoundly Mr. 80

    why does pasty junior not have any ice in his kool-aid?

    why do pasty mom n dad not have any ice in their water?

    why do none of the pasty people have any salad on their plate?

    and who the hell eats that much goddamn bread?

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  20. It’s a foodstamp world, Mr. happy, with the jazz hands, too. Grabbing for the last roll, but hey, that’s mine. Ice is nice, but the freezer broke for all the pasties.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  21. Bread is the staff of life. He who shall it shall not perish, and he who lacks it should eat spaghetti. Both are good with a rich meat sauce simmered with tomato and nutmeg.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. O my god….the happyfeet cranial virus is clearly spreading. Spreading on yummy crusted flatbreads with savory jammies made from pomegranate seeds and …. NO NO!! Where’s my doctor for an antiviral!

    Aw crap, he went and quit his practice because of the bad Obamameds and joined the other rich piggies with their offshore accounts from their priceraping the other dumb piggies so long. Now abandoned I am to poor imitations of the truly funny pikachus…

    rtrski (2454bc)

  23. A little boy with cancer loses his insurance because of a glitch.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  24. As several have noted including Pat, this woman’s story is not unique. It’s just impossible to know you’re going to cause 10s of millions of people to loose their health insurance and not be aware that among those 10s of millions there will be some millions of people, at least, with cancer.

    When I saw the numbers of people losing their health insurance I went to the National Cancer Institute and looked up the stats for breast cancer. Apparently the chances of a woman developing breast cancer at some point is 12%. So if half of the 14 million people that the Obama administration predicted would lose coverage on the individual market are women, then that means you can expect 840,000 would have or be at risk for breast cancer. And that’s just one form of cancer.

    When I went home I was listening to a local talk show host who told the story of his friend who had been diagnosed with some sort of incurable cancer. His insurance, though, had enabled him to put together a team of doctors in San Diego, Texas, and at Stanford who kept him alive. They had literally (not figuratively as Joe Biden uses the word) added years to his life. And because of Obamacare his insurance company cancelled his policy.

    The talk show host said his friend was actually getting to the point where he believed he might beat his cancer. Maybe the doctors who told him his cancer was terminal were wrong. But now he can’t keep his current medical team. The closest he can get to his old insurance would let him keep his team in San Diego, but not those at Stanford or in Texas. Now he doesn’t think he’ll survive for long thanks to Obamacare.

    And the liberals have the unmitigated gall to tell people like this middle aged guy with cancer that his new, much more expensive policy is “more generous” because he’s now covered for pediatric dental care.

    Steve57 (338553)

  25. Another cancer patient loses his coverage, goes on Fox News to tell his story, and now he’s being audited for 2003-2009.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

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