A sad story from a WSJ op-ed written by a California woman with cancer who lost her coverage because of Obamacare:
My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.
What happened to the president’s promise, “You can keep your health plan”? Or to the promise that “You can keep your doctor”? Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.
This d-bag Obama adviser is basically saying she’s lying about the reason she no longer has private insurance:
— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) November 4, 2013
Overheard at this morning’s Team Obama meeting: “Hey, let’s take down this late stage cancer patient.” Real nice.
Naturally, Obama’s people say the reason the woman lost her coverage has nothing to do with Obamacare, which is of course total, complete, 100 percent bullshit, and then some. This is an AP/HuffPo headline from July: UnitedHealthcare Is The Second To Leave California’s Individual Insurance Market Ahead Of Obamacare.
“Ahead of Obamacare.” As in to get out before the law’s implementation made administering those individual policies economically unfeasible.
Here’s Team Obama’s ridiculous tactic to deflect blame: Let’s assume you own a grocery store in Tokyo. One day Godzilla comes along and stomps it. You go to the press and blame the King of Monsters. Dan Pfeiffer, who represents Godzilla, goes on TV and says you’re wrong to blame the monster — your store was about to go out of business anyway because it wasn’t properly serving the needs of the community. Godzilla did citizens a favor!
These people are reprehensible. “Period”:
Update: A reminder via Twitter:
— Sir Lurks-a-lot (@wrenchranch) November 4, 2013