Skip to comments.Restaurant owner sells business to pay brain tumour surgery bill for his teenage waitress
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Innovative
Brittany Mathis can't afford the operation because she doesn't have health insurance, so her boss Michael De Beyer is selling his Texas eatery
Brittany Mathis, 19, was diagnosed with the small tumour in December but can't afford surgery to remove it because she doesn't have health insurance.
Manager and boss Michael De Beyer has offered to sell his Kaiserhof Restaurant in Montgomery, Texas, which he has run for 17 years, to help his employee out.
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I don't understand why she isn't applying/getting obamacare coverage, after all it is supposed to cover preexisting conditions and she would certainly qualify for subsidy.... /??
Once again, someone has to go out of his way to prove this world contains better men than me.
That seems a very nice thing to do, but the girl may privately wonder, does he expect anything else from me for accepting this ‘free’ gift? The Restaurant owner may not have fully thought about it himself, but wants to rescue a young damsel in distress.
Really? Where do you come up with taht thought?
Leftie media headline - Business owner closes business to keep from providing healthcare insurance for workers with brain tumors.
Really? Where do you come up with that thought?
Sad but true.
It looks like a father-daughter relationship to me.
Sometimes you have to act without considering the consequences.
The girl’s Mother and sister also work there.
She didn’t look very hard. There are plenty of doctors who and hospitals who would do it for free.
Some believe that every act of kindness has an ulterior motive.
I have discovered (late in life) that nothing, nothing is really free. Every bestowment comes with some kind of strings attatched or some expected action of the taker, in time, in attentiveness, in obedience, in unquestioned loyalty, something. Maybe even something benign, like a big, unmistakable show of gratitude from the receiver. Nothing wicked about it at all, but some people need a big dose of praise once in a while, and jump onto an opportunity to earn it.
While I realize many would believe there is an ulterior motive such as you two have suggested, after watching the short video clip and reading the article it appears the owner is acting out of a pure heart.
The girls mother also works at the restaurant, and lost her husband the girls father to a tumor.
This family has had hard times.
I understand that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) - but it is best not to project one's inner darkness upon another.
“Never mind the ObamaCare angle....this is an act of amazing kindness.”
My point is that it isn’t necessary for him to sell his business.
“- but it is best not to project one’s inner darkness upon another. “
I have never found it necessary to do so. Most folks project their own darkness ll enough all on their own.
Oh, my goodness, Montgomery is about 10 miles west of me. There is a big, divided highway all the way there and a number of upper class subdivisions around that side of the lake and that big highway is our main thoroughfare through that area. Down that highway and come to the middle of the town of Montgomery.
Wonder why she can’t sign up for Medicaid and have the operation?
If he has less than 40 or 50 emoloyees(whatever that number is), which is likely, Obamacare won’t impact his business, as he is not obligated to provide health insurance.
in this world due to our current sin natures there aren’t any 100% altruistic acts. there may be 99% or better, but not 100%. still given our human conditions at the moment, something near 100% altruistic is remarkable.
Crass and uncalled for.
“She didnt look very hard. There are plenty of doctors who and hospitals who would do it for free.”
You are living in dream land. No hospital is going to do that without money. Perhaps the surgeon if he works for himself could do it free if he wanted, but he is not the hospital.
>> Amen brother
Oh, the irony.
I and others have helped people anonymously.
You must have a very sad life to automatically suspect such a thing.
This is happening in my county and it is about 98% conservative Republican. All Republicans in all county offices. We have mucho Bubba’s here and the best shooting range around is only several miles from that restaurant. Therefore, I surmise the restaurant owner is a conservative.
Most hospitals have a charity discount program. As a 19 year old waitress, I’d think that she would qualify.
Ever hear of St Judes? Or the Shriner’s Hospital? Those aren’t the only two.
If you read the article, you would see that her dad died when she was little and her mom and older sister also work for the owner. You should be able to read the article and perhaps even comprehend (that is, understand it), as there are only a few words containing more than two syllables.
Those comments made me feel sick.
Come Lord Jesus.
“UK Mirror” making the case for just how great it is not to have this sort of problem under Britain’s governmental care.
Our system if totally ——— up right now. Comparing anything is problematic. I’ll bet we could find some real horror stories from Great Britain’s system too, and it’s been up and running for quite some time.
As someone else mentioned, Obamacare was sold on the idea there would be no medical qualifications. Register the girl and let her get care.
De Beyer admits that he has tried selling his restaurant over the years.
Most recently, it’s been on the market since last summer but brittany’s
new medical emergency means he’ll slash the price and try to sell it faster.
“The new thing about it, I would receive a lot less money,” said De Beyer.
“So she gets medical, gets taken care of.”
Barbara said both she and her daughter are signing up for Affordable Care.
Brittany doesn’t know if her tumor is cancerous yet.
“Shriners Hospital for Children® Houston delivers the highest quality of care to children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases, as well as cleft lip and palate.”
Look at their web page, no brain surgeons there.
Thanks for posting the article with the additional info.
Look up the charity policy for almost any hospital and you'll find that's not the case.
This is why studies show that people already get better medical care than they would under Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Most states and local governments already have programs that get care for the uninsured, underinsured and poor.
What a great guy! I suggest he try hosting a fund raiser party at his restaurant before selling it though. That happens in my town all the time. Turnout is always good.
muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
Is this what you took away from Rand's book. You confess to being a failed altruist?