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.“Now it doesn’t mean I can’t go see my current doctor, but my $4,500 out-of-pocket, is going to turn into a minimum of $26,000 out-of-pocket to see the doctor that I’ve been seeing the last seven years,” he said.Michael realizes millions of people will benefit from the coverage, but he wants them to realize that others are making sacrifices to make that happen.
Oh, but it’s all worth it so that people like these can get what they so richly deserve from “Obama’s stash,” right?
As we have noted on practically every edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, and frequently here in this space, Obamacare is the mother of all income redistribution schemes. It is the centerpiece in Barack Obama’s grand vision to “remake” racist America (Amerika) to redress the sins of this evil country, founded by slave-owning, white Europeans. It’s time for payback, and folks like Mr. Cerpok have targets on their backs.
For more on Obama’s massive redistributionist plans, which he has been executing very successfully, please check out this excellent piece by Casey Mulligan in the Wall Street Journal, “How America Wrecks the Work Ethic.” Here’s a little tasty morsel from it:
A new wave of redistribution will arrive in America on Jan. 1, primarily thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The president’s health-insurance plan forces those who hire, work and produce to pay full price for health care, while creating generous discounts for practically everyone else.
This second redistributionist wave of the Obama era will follow a first wave of tax hikes, additional unemployment benefits, food-stamp expansions, waived work requirements for welfare benefits, etc. These measures were supposed to be temporary, intended to help people cope with the recession. The recession officially ended in mid-2009, but many of the administration’s measures continue.