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.
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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:

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:

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15 Responses to “Shameless Obama flack says woman with cancer didn’t lose private insurance because of Obamacare law”

  1. Marshall_Will on November 4th, 2013 5:44 pm

    Dan Pfeiffer is all you had to say. It's the intro, hook & punchline all rolled into one. At its core, more a little bit pregnant Progressive Thinking:

    "The two insurers were also operating at a tax disadvantage in the state. As California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones explained, “One of the factors I believe contributed to this decision….is the special tax break that California law gives to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which has allowed and continues to allow those two companies to avoid paying $100 million in state taxes a year.” “Aetna and United Healthcare don’t get the special tax break provided to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and so they faced a major competitive disadvantage in California.”

    Or Picking Winners & Losers (TM)

  2. Marshall_Will on November 4th, 2013 5:49 pm

    Oh, in the minds of people like Pfeiffer, being unable to survive in the face of sweetheart deals and crony cr@pitalism hook-ups for your adversaries = Unable To Compete.

    The Progressive Left has their shoelaces tied together flailing to on (1) hand, forward the cause of.., whatever it is they're trying to advance AND: lowering themselves to acknowledge a private sector can or should exist.

  3. Truesoldier__ on November 4th, 2013 6:08 pm

    No kidding. Just imagine how much flailing will go on if Ken Cuccinelli beats McAuliffe tomorrow in VA. Of course the Dems will claim it had nothing to do with O-care, but I doubt the public will buy it.

  4. Marshall_Will on November 4th, 2013 7:35 pm

    TM still hasn't explained his sweetheart IPO profits from the dot.com era. Why would he come clean w/ voters now? We'll keep our fingers crossed for Ken.

    What The Professional Left is really panicking about is the loss of mystique and 'sophisticated' allure one attained simply by declaring they were a progressive. Never was so much social status imbued for simply doing *nothing*.

    Be it the workplace, community, certainly cocktail parties, one could skip and advance several rungs, all by stating they were a 'Liberal'. With the unraveling of O'Scare, it's now no longer a fast track to elevating your social creds, it's open season to finally have to EXPLAIN your views and open mic to Back.Them.Up.

  5. Marshall_Will on November 4th, 2013 7:58 pm

    Case in point; anyone catch the MI lottery 'winner' that kept right on collecting welfare and foodstamps AFTER she got her check..? Well, turns out, she OD'd. I know, shocker huh? Without coming off too callous, her ObamaCare problems are over.

    There's so many things wrong w/ her whole scenario we hardly know where to begin? But I think developments such as these make folly of Pfeiffer-esque observations that Conservatives are "having a ball!" documenting OC's demise. No Dan, we're not having a ball here. Especially considering the outcome is exactly as we SAID it would be! Just 47%'ers doing what they do…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/30/amanda-c

  6. patti on November 4th, 2013 8:12 pm

    And they said "there are NO DEATH PANELS"……………….?

  7. Granny55 on November 4th, 2013 10:40 pm

    Fly-over country is erupting. The MSM is starting to notice. Not going to be pretty. Can I snicker now?

  8. Doug on November 5th, 2013 12:33 am

    There's a reason Obama's doing so many "spin" speeches, and it's because it's being noticed and we keep hammering on it. Just think… the law isn't even close to full implementation.

  9. Marshall_Will on November 5th, 2013 2:06 am

    What's more encouraging, while I wouldn't call it a 'conscience' [exactly] Leftists are revealing, what appears to be a sense of shame. I know, I know.., for them it's an essentially unheard quality, but it strikes me there's a line even THEY won't cross and Obama was full of himself, he just couldn't resist.

    "The White House’s embrace of big data is meant to suggest that ideology is less important than inarguable facts. In some ways, this faith in data over ideology defines what it means to be part of Team Obama."
    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-14/opi

  10. Truesoldier__ on November 5th, 2013 4:05 am

    And the more he tries to spin the more people are getting off the merry-go-round.

  11. Truesoldier__ on November 5th, 2013 11:46 am

    I guess this gal must be rich, because that is what Dear Leader is saying now:

    “Some Americans with higher incomes will pay more on the front end for better insurance with better benefits and better protections that could eventually help them a lot, even if right now they’d rather be paying less,” he announced.
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/05/obama-denies-yo

  12. Granny55 on November 5th, 2013 6:59 pm

    Obamacare's War On Women!!! Or as Alan Grayson shouted – Let them die and die quickly!

    I am really geting quite a snicker at the whole thing because I think they want this to go by the way quietly while they instituted a single payer system. But those damn rubes won't shut up and sit down. Like Rush said today – you don't mess with people's health care. Talk about waking a sleeping giant!

  13. ChapBix on November 5th, 2013 9:08 pm

    Evidently, ThinkProgress is defined by how much they can screw people not part of their crony circle.

  14. Marshall_Will on November 5th, 2013 10:31 pm

    +10

    What else can explain their cheerleader splits and head splitting cognitive dissonance every time they explain away things like selling their [dog] of a TV station to Al Jezzera or launder taxpayer $'s for alt. energy shams?

    Great observation, one I've struggled to explain to others. Your [straightforward] telling makes it simple.

  15. muscle farm on June 12th, 2014 5:33 pm

    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,

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