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Restaurant owner sells business to pay brain tumour surgery bill for his teenage waitress
UK Mirror ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Rebecca Pocklington

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: charity; healthinsurance; obamacare; pricetag; restaurant; texas
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Aren't exactly people like this that obamacare is supposed to help?

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.... /??

1 posted on 01/10/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Once again, someone has to go out of his way to prove this world contains better men than me.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 4:48:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Innovative

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.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 4:48:54 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Innovative
Never mind the ObamaCare angle....this is an act of amazing kindness.
4 posted on 01/10/2014 4:49:16 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: lee martell

Really? Where do you come up with taht thought?


6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:52:06 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Innovative

Leftie media headline - Business owner closes business to keep from providing healthcare insurance for workers with brain tumors.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:52:31 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lee martell

Really? Where do you come up with that thought?


8 posted on 01/10/2014 4:52:41 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: driftdiver

Sad but true.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 4:53:39 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Autonomous User

It looks like a father-daughter relationship to me.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 4:54:27 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: lee martell

Sometimes you have to act without considering the consequences.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 4:55:00 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Lurker

Amen brother


13 posted on 01/10/2014 4:55:35 PM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Lurker
Proving once again that there is no such thing as free puppy?
14 posted on 01/10/2014 4:57:13 PM PST by stormhill
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To: lee martell

The girl’s Mother and sister also work there.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:05 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

She didn’t look very hard. There are plenty of doctors who and hospitals who would do it for free.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Some believe that every act of kindness has an ulterior motive.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:12 PM PST by doc1019
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To: lee martell

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.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 5:00:54 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Gay State Conservative
I don't understand why when someone does something good for someone, the first thing that happens is a bunch of people with their minds in the gutter attach a sex angle. have you not heard of someone doing something good for someone without attaching an ulterior motive???
21 posted on 01/10/2014 5:03:02 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Don't give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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To: Autonomous User; Lurker

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.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 5:04:31 PM PST by gettinolder
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To: Autonomous User; lee martell; Lurker
Unless proven otherwise - it is best to assume this is as advertised. Generosity to help someone in trouble.

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.

23 posted on 01/10/2014 5:05:23 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“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.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:30 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: El Cid

“- 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.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:44 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: lee martell
.. does he expect anything else from me for accepting this ‘free’ gift?

Seriously ??

27 posted on 01/10/2014 5:11:29 PM PST by tomkat (apparently my cynicism has some catchin' up to do)
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To: Innovative; JRandomFreeper

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?


28 posted on 01/10/2014 5:11:58 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Ezekiel

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.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 5:12:54 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: doc1019

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.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Crass and uncalled for.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 5:15:02 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“She didn’t 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.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 5:15:54 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Autonomous User; Lurker

>> Amen brother

Oh, the irony.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 5:18:18 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Innovative
He must be a conservative. A liberal would sell someone else's business.

34 posted on 01/10/2014 5:18:52 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lee martell
Every bestowment comes with some kind of strings attatched

Not all.

I and others have helped people anonymously.

35 posted on 01/10/2014 5:22:55 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: lee martell

You must have a very sad life to automatically suspect such a thing.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 5:22:59 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: BitWielder1

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.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 5:23:08 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Innovative

Most hospitals have a charity discount program. As a 19 year old waitress, I’d think that she would qualify.


38 posted on 01/10/2014 5:24:25 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Marcella

Ever hear of St Judes? Or the Shriner’s Hospital? Those aren’t the only two.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 5:25:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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And you know this how?

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.

40 posted on 01/10/2014 5:25:37 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Jedidah

Those comments made me feel sick.

Come Lord Jesus.


41 posted on 01/10/2014 5:25:59 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Innovative

“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.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 5:27:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Innovative

http://www.khou.com/community/Business-owner-selling-restaurant-to-help-employee-endures-skepticism-over-generous-offer-239368881.html

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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.
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43 posted on 01/10/2014 5:28:10 PM PST by deport
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“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.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 5:28:57 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: deport

Thanks for posting the article with the additional info.


45 posted on 01/10/2014 5:31:24 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Marcella
You are living in dream land. No hospital is going to do that without money.

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.

46 posted on 01/10/2014 5:32:51 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Innovative

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.


47 posted on 01/10/2014 5:34:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: deport

Click for Video


48 posted on 01/10/2014 5:34:18 PM PST by deport
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To: right way right
Those comments made me feel sick. Come Lord Jesus.

I can see the offensive comments have been removed by the moderators. I'm glad I didn't get the chance to see them.
I'll join you in your prayer.
49 posted on 01/10/2014 5:35:37 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: muir_redwoods
Once again, someone has to go out of his way to prove this world contains better men than me.

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?

50 posted on 01/10/2014 5:36:57 PM PST by Misterioso (All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand)
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