Obama administration jumps the shark, personally attacking a cancer survivor who spoke out about losing her insurance because of Obamacare
Why is the Obama administration's Dan Pfeiffer attacking a cancer survivor? Mean attacks on a cancer survivor? Is there nothing off limits for the Obama administration? From the New York Daily News:
President Obama's top adviser Dan Pfeiffer has taken aim at the heartfelt op-ed penned by a terminal cancer patient about the disastrous impact of Obamacare on her treatment.
Pfeiffer tweeted a jab at the argument presented by Edie Littlefield Sundby, who is battling stage 4 gallbladder cancer, in her Wall Street Journal piece about how elements of her treatment will not be covered with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, since her insurance company won't participate in the new program. . . .
"That's right. Attack a cancer patient. Classy," one angered Tweeter wrote in response to his posting, with another adding "you have to smear a cancer patient for picking the wrong insurance company? Nice touch." . . .Here is Pfeiffer's tweet. The interview with Kelly deals specifically with the attack that Littlefield's insurance was somehow subpar.
Here is another very tragic outcome of Obamacare where another sick person, Bill Elliott, lost his health insurance. Again, he says that he "loved" his insurance.
Yet another woman who lost her plan is available here. From the CBS TV station in Denver:
. . . Cathy Wagner says she isn’t political and has never written a lawmaker, much less the president, but with Obamacare she felt compelled.
“I really just wanted him to know … I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move us forward, but in fact I think it’s moving us backward,” Wagner said. . . .
She was a nurse for 35 years and championed Obamacare, until she received a letter from her insurance company saying it was canceling her policy.
“I was really shocked … all of my hopes were sort of dashed,” Wagner said. “’Oh my gosh President Obama, this is not what we hoped for, it’s not what we were told.’ “UPDATE: Here is a third example of someone tragically losing their health insurance. From WND.com:
She was shocked further to learn that for the same coverage she would pay 35 percent more and have a higher deductible. . . .
Ron and Krista Alford’s two children, Hunter and his sister, Makayla, were both born with an extremely rare form of cancer called Plexiform Hishocyne Neoplasm.The parents said their children “have known nothing other than hospitals, doctors, sickness and pain.”
Makayla is currently in remission, but Hunter is in the second fight of his young life against cancer.
He is hospitalized and needs another round of chemotherapy, which will cost $50,000 without insurance, leaving his parents at their wit’s end. . . .
“Why would you cancel a kid?” she asked. “I really want to send Obama and all of them pictures of my son. He has scars all over his head. He doesn’t want to leave the house because he’s afraid people are going to make fun of him because he’s bald.” . . .
The insurance company initially told Krista that Hunter’s information was lost while it was making changes required under the newly implemented health-care law. . . .
“With CHIP you have to pay a copay for every doctor’s visit, and you’ve got to pay so much for prescriptions,” she said. . . .