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VIDEO: Leukemia patient dropped from health insurance because of new health care regulations
thedenverchannel ^ | october 6, 2013

Posted on 10/06/2013 6:44:03 PM PDT by lowbridge

An Arizona man with an incurable form of leukemia has received notice from his insurance company that his plan is being terminated due to regulations from the “Affordable Care Act.”

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; deathpanels; healthcare; lukemia; obamacare
Video at link
1 posted on 10/06/2013 6:44:03 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
And they *said* people with pre-existing conditions need not worry.
Yes another lie.

2 posted on 10/06/2013 6:46:43 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lowbridge

A tragedy. I hope this is rectified soon for this person.


3 posted on 10/06/2013 6:46:48 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: lowbridge

0bamacare delivering as expected

socialized medicine has a similar performance profile in all countries employing it


4 posted on 10/06/2013 6:47:09 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: lowbridge

Hoo wooda thunk it.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 6:53:02 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: lowbridge

Death Panels in action. I wonder if they checked is voting record?


6 posted on 10/06/2013 6:55:08 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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Imagine if our health care was tied to the govt shutdown.


7 posted on 10/06/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: lowbridge

bump


8 posted on 10/06/2013 6:57:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BitWielder1

Bait and switch.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 7:00:18 PM PDT by lilypad
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To: BitWielder1
Treasury Secretary Jack Lulu says Its not his primary responsibility.



10 posted on 10/06/2013 7:00:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: lowbridge

11 posted on 10/06/2013 7:06:14 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: lowbridge

All according to schedule.

12 posted on 10/06/2013 7:12:00 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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13 posted on 10/06/2013 7:13:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: lowbridge
I would have to know who he voted for before I could gen up any sympathy.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 7:16:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lowbridge

The Death Panels are slowly kicking in..this is what progressives have always wanted, they determine who lives and who dies


15 posted on 10/06/2013 7:24:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lowbridge

Peter Singer and friends cheer this news:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/04/06/peter-singer-interview/


16 posted on 10/06/2013 7:33:50 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.)
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To: BitWielder1

Pre existing is only an issue if you do not have current Health Insurance Coverage.

I have been paying for my own Healthcare since I got my first “real” Job at age 18. At age 52, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The only problem with CLL, outside of it being incurable, is that it is usually considered an Old People’s disease.

I have made a point of always having Health Insurance, even when I was a young man who really didn’t “need” it. They used to call that Personal Responsibility.

With the advent of Obamacare, it’s called being a Sucker. Now the Suckers who Voted for Obama will reap what they sowed. Of course, the rest of us will suffer as well for their stupidity.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 7:35:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds like the out-of-pocket charges are the real crime in this story.

Since he’s got to switch, might be better for him to pick a platinum or gold plan under obamacare which would give him much lower out-of-pocket expenses. Premiums would be higher for those plans, but most likely not $20K.

Just my thoughts, but maybe I’ve missed something.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 7:43:20 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: BitWielder1

Insurance companies have to “sell” insurance to people with pre-existing conditions. But the law doesn’t say how much they can charge. It’s the same with having a 25 year old kid living with you. You can put him on your policy. If you can afford the premium.

And people are just now learning about the high deductibles. I still say there is no way the people who wrote this law is that stupid. This was planned to fail. Or, as another freeper said, they never expected the SC to rule it constitutional. Then the democrats could run on replacing the conservatives on the court.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 7:48:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: lowbridge

His insurance covered his cancer but probably did not have pregnancy and birth control coverage so could no longer be sold.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 7:53:46 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
But the law doesn’t say how much they can charge.

To give the devil his due under the exchange they charge the same regardless of your pre-existing condition. They don't even ask. I'm not sure about private insurance though.

21 posted on 10/06/2013 7:59:51 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Right Wing Yahoos taking Over the GOP --YAHOO!)
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To: lowbridge

No problem. He can just hop onto the internets, go to healthcare.gov and get a new policy (providing they’ve fixed the website over the weekend).

Of course, he’ll probably pay more and get less.


22 posted on 10/06/2013 8:11:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Mike Darancette

I had a great individual policy for 12 years. High deductible and very low monthly premiums. Didn’t cover maternity, mental health, immune related diseases and only $10,000 for cancer but I had it in the event I needed to be hospitalized and never ever used it for outpatient treatment. It was cancelled earlier this year because it doesn’t comply with Obamacare and the carrier which provided these types of policies is going out of business.

Didn’t go on Medicare when I was first eligible but guess I will have to now and pay the penalty and higher premium. Beyond ridiculous.

Reminds me of some food coupons I’ve seen lately where you can get something free - which is usually something I would buy - if I buy something else which I would never buy and don’t want.


23 posted on 10/06/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: lowbridge

A built-in death panel.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 10:01:10 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: lowbridge

First it was kids with cancer, now this. Won’t take much longer of this crap and his keeping his play sites open and closing down Vet sites and such and we might have us a revolution.

2014 elections are not that far off. Thankfully I have a conservative Rep this year!


25 posted on 10/06/2013 10:53:30 PM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: lowbridge; All
gonna see a lot of this

some cancers will simply be ‘eliminated’ as cancer - renamed and then ineligible for cancer treatment

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obama-inc-to-deny-cancer-treatments-by-redefining-what-cancer-is/

26 posted on 10/06/2013 11:30:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Gene Eric

BINGO!!!!


27 posted on 10/07/2013 12:46:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Wow!

Sorry you have CLL.

It is generally an old peeples disease and yer only 52.

How you makin?


28 posted on 10/07/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Yeah, that’s what I get for no drinking, drugs or smoking.

Diagnosis at age 52, Chemo, Remission (good numbers), fell out of Remission at age 55, Chemo, Remission (sort of, numbers below normal but acceptable), maintaining.

Visit the Oncologist next Friday. Take it a day at a time.

A guy I used to work with was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and almost died. He pulled through but it was rough. Didn’t know he had it until he passed out at his Daughter’s 9th Birthday Party. He didn’t drink, do drugs or smoke either.

I learned long ago that there will always be people better off than you and people worse off than you. That’s Life in a nutshell, so enjoy every moment God gives you.

Thanks for your concern. I’m the luckiest guy walking.
Que sara, sara...


29 posted on 10/07/2013 1:32:20 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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