Obamacare Rationing: Man With Leukemia Loses His Health Insurance
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 10/4/13 11:19 AM
Leading pro-life groups warned from the beginning that Obamacare would lead to rationing — whether it be through “death panels,” or a reduction in care for elderly or terminally ill patients, or higher costs for patients. Now, one man with leukemia is losing his health insurance entirely.
Moreover, his doctor may cost him as much as $26,000 to see — a sum of money this middle class man just can’t afford. President Barack Obama said Americans could keep their health insurance if they wanted to under Obamacare, but it appears that may not be the case.
From the story about this Arizona resident:
“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.