10/12/2013

Man with leukemia loses health insurance because of Obamacare

A man with a pre-existing illness is losing his current coverage and the doctor that he has been working with because of Obamacare.  So much for Obama's promise that people can keep their insurance and doctors under Obamacare.  From ABC News 15 in Phoenix:
A Fountain Hills man says he may soon have to get another job just to pay for healthcare insurance under the new Affordable Care Act. . . .

“I've worked hard because I've had to, and I’ve had to, because cancer runs in my family," says Cerpok, who picked his current health insurance based on that family history. His monthly premium is just about half of his monthly take-home pay.

Back in 2006, he found out he had an incurable form of leukemia that requires ongoing treatment until he dies.  
In 2012, his treatment bill was more than $350,000. But because of his insurance, his out-of-pocket was only $4,500.
That’s about to change because Michael just got a letter from his insurance carrier saying as of January 1, he would be dropped from coverage because of new regulations under Obamacare. His doctor at the Mayo Clinic may be gone as well. . . . .
Thanks to Robert for the link. 

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