Obama and Cancer

Maybe you don’t know anything about cancer, Mr. President; I do
Published by: Herman Cain

While Obama’s propaganda goons attack a cancer patient who lost her insurance, he comes up with an even more outlandish lie to cover up what he did to her.

You might have heard yesterday that the Obama White House, for which apparently no tactic is too low, went after a cancer patient who had the nerve to write in the Wall Street Journal about what had happened to her excellent health insurance coverage – directly and specifically because of ObamaCare.

Edie Littlefield Sudby incurred the wrath of the White House spinsters by doing what they hate the most – by telling the truth:

Since March 2007 United Healthcare has paid $1.2 million to help keep me alive, and it has never once questioned any treatment or procedure recommended by my medical team. The company pays a fair price to the doctors and hospitals, on time, and is responsive to the emergency treatment requirements of late-stage cancer. Its caring people in the claims office have been readily available to talk to me and my providers.

But in January, United Healthcare sent me a letter announcing that they were pulling out of the individual California market. The company suggested I look to Covered California starting in October.

You would think it would be simple to find a health-exchange plan that allows me, living in San Diego, to continue to see my primary oncologist at Stanford University and my primary care doctors at the University of California, San Diego. Not so. UCSD has agreed to accept only one Covered California plan—a very restrictive Anthem EPO Plan. EPO stands for exclusive provider organization, which means the plan has a small network of doctors and facilities and no out-of-network coverage (as in a preferred-provider organization plan) except for emergencies. Stanford accepts an Anthem PPO plan but it is not available for purchase in San Diego (only Anthem HMO and EPO plans are available in San Diego).

So if I go with a health-exchange plan, I must choose between Stanford and UCSD. Stanford has kept me alive—but UCSD has provided emergency and local treatment support during wretched periods of this disease, and it is where my primary-care doctors are.

Before the Affordable Care Act, health-insurance policies could not be sold across state lines; now policies sold on the Affordable Care Act exchanges may not be offered across county lines.

Nice job, Obama Administration. You robbed a cancer patient of the coverage that has saved her life. I know you don’t like being criticized, but you wouldn’t stoop so low as to attack someone like this, would you?

Of course they would:

Pfeiffer attacks Ms. Sudby’s integrity, and that of United Health Care, by citing a left-wing outfit that tries its best to pretend the cancellation of her policy had nothing to do with ObamaCare. This is beneath contempt, but why should anyone be surprised coming as it does out of this White House, which will throw absolutely anyone under the bus if that’s what it takes to avoid responsibility for the things it has done?

Meanwhile, the president is now making the astounding statement that, hey, if they had kept the promise that you could keep your doctor and your health plan, it would have required them to break a promise they really meant:

“If we had allowed these plans to be downgraded, or sold to new enrollees once the law was already passed, then we would have broken an even more important promise, making sure Americans gain access to health insurance that doesn’t leave them one illness away from financial ruin.”

See how that works? He makes you a promise he knows is a lie so you’ll support ObamaCare, but now he says, oh, well, I just had to tell you that to pacify you. The promised I really meant takes precedent.

And by the way, this promise is a lie too. He says he’s keeping you from financial ruin, but in many cases, he is putting people one step closer to death. Mr. President, maybe you don’t understand cancer. I do. I survived Stage 4 cancer in 2006, and much as with Edie Littlefield Sudby, if not for the early detection and excellent treatment that my insurance coverage made possible, it would have killed me.

Now, millions of Americans are stuck in the gap between the coverage they had and liked, and the politically conceived ObamaCare coverage they can’t even get. Some people will die because of this. That’s the nature of cancer. And I don’t care what Obama tries to claim about why he did it. This is the real-life consequence of it for real people.

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