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Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor
Politico ^ | 1-28-14 | Tal Kopan

Posted on 01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.

“I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health. “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.”

The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for his cancer specialist. Coburn will continue to pay out of his own pocket and see the oncologist, his office said.

Coburn made public in November that he had been diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer. He also had prostate cancer surgery in 2011 and has survived colon cancer and melanoma. He also announced earlier this month he would not serve out his full Senate term, but denied it had to do with his health.

The Oklahoma Republican and physician has been a critic of Obamacare, unveiling on Monday a plan with two other senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

His spokesman said Coburn’s struggles with his own doctor illustrate the need for a new policy, saying that...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; aca; baitandswitch; cancer; deathpanels; obamacareanecdotes; obamalied; preexisting; retirement; tomcoburn; youcankeepitgate; zerocare

1 posted on 01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
FTA: His spokesman said Coburn’s struggles with his own doctor illustrate the need for a new policy, saying that not every American has the option to pay out of pocket for care.

“We hope the White House will work with us to make sure Americans who can’t afford to pay out of pocket don’t lose access to life-saving care,” spokesman John Hart said. “As Dr. Coburn’s experience shows, the American people are about to learn they’re going to lose access to not only their doctors and plans, but their specialists and treatments.”

2 posted on 01/28/2014 10:57:12 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

ah,,ih that right Seantor...Hairy Reed os exempt from obamascare...

I was dreaming about what might happen if Hairy Reed lost his non obama insurance and was struck by some dreadful malady or another but thats not to be..


3 posted on 01/28/2014 10:58:47 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Even as Republican senators suffer from ObamaCare, the GOP won't lift a finger to repeal this monstrosity.
4 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:49 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It amazes me to see the lengths people will go to, to play down the problems with Obamacare.

Hey, I chose my doctor because I trusted him, he had a great record, was known to be a leader in his field...

But hey, any doctor will do.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 11:00:50 AM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why does he keep going on this show, or this channel? It doesn’t do anyone any good, except maybe him! Why go hang out with a bunch of baby-killing, homosexual-loving, big-government pushing liberals who do not have Coburn’s grandchildren’s best interest at heart? I am glad he is leaving. I do wish him well with his health.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 11:04:38 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Such a critic of 0care. He voted against ending the shut down. One of only 18 R’s who did. Great.

“Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn criticized Texas’ Sen. Ted Cruz for misleading the American people over Obamacare.

‘To create the impression that we can actually defund Obamacare, when the only thing we control, and barely, is the House of Representatives, is not intellectually honest,’ Coburn said on Thursday’s Morning Joe.”


7 posted on 01/28/2014 11:09:41 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Even as Republican senators suffer from ObamaCare, the GOP won't lift a finger to repeal this monstrosity.

The GOP voted to repeal it 43 times at least. The Senate won't touch it....Harry Reid is the one who picks and chooses what they vote on. I am not sure what else the GOP can do.

8 posted on 01/28/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: demshateGod

The point was to try, Tom!!

Show us voters there is a difference between the “two parties” (if not the one uniparty). In that, they failed


9 posted on 01/28/2014 11:12:18 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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10 posted on 01/28/2014 11:12:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DoughtyOne

But hey, any doctor will do.

Most people really don’t care about which doctor they go to. Heck in 44 years, I bet I have been to 50 different doctors and never the same one twice. Men especially don’t care.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 11:12:45 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: GeronL

Coburn is the prince of symbolic votes.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 11:14:59 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: napscoordinator
"I am not sure what else the GOP can do. "

Storm the Senate, hold pussy Reid for ransom, don't feed him until they pay up, hold requium mass at 11:00 AM 3 days later

13 posted on 01/28/2014 11:15:27 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: demshateGod

It was symbolic, but only 18 voted the right way IMO


14 posted on 01/28/2014 11:16:03 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Coburn is a hated conservative, not one of the GOPe’s beloved comrades in the Democrat party.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 11:19:24 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: GeronL

I voted the right way in a purely symbolic fashion when he’s support of Cruz would have been substantive.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 11:29:05 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I was dreaming about what might happen if Hairy Reed lost his non obama insurance and was struck by some dreadful malady or another but thats not to be..

Hairy Reid is so rich from payoffs, he doesn't even NEED to carry health insurance.
17 posted on 01/28/2014 12:12:23 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Old Yeller

hairys biggest malady cant be cured....


18 posted on 01/28/2014 12:38:49 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Cowboy Bob
The difference is Coburn is rich unlike us peasants.
19 posted on 01/28/2014 1:01:52 PM PST by angcat
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t necessarily have a problem with your thoughts on that.

You start a chemo regimen and they tell you too bad in the middle of it, and see what you think then. My take on it is that you’ll be quite angry about it. I sure would be.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 1:13:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m confused.
He’s my age, which means Medicare, not Obamacare.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 1:15:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Harry is pretty old so I assume he’s a Medicare guy.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 1:17:18 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation
This just in...

Rumor has it that both he and Ruth Baader Meinhof Ginsburg will be bringing their own rockers to the SOTU!


23 posted on 01/28/2014 1:23:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

HA!


24 posted on 01/28/2014 1:26:44 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

I for one cant WAIT for the State of My Union Address tonight.

the opportunities for parody are going to be Staggering!

I refuse to let the Regime bring me down!


25 posted on 01/28/2014 1:29:47 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Keep up the good work!


26 posted on 01/28/2014 1:30:43 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Thank you very much!


27 posted on 01/28/2014 1:36:24 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: demshateGod

If only Coburn had reached across the aisle a little farther then everything would be okay.

Thus say the “anti-purist” and “practical” posters here who defend the likes of him, Cornyn, Ryan, Rubio, Cantor, Corker, Portman, McCarthy and the rest of the fakes and liars who continue to sell us down the river.

My health care WAS the best in the world.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 1:51:06 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: napscoordinator

>> I am not sure what else the GOP can do <<

They could bang on pots and pans, they could scream and shout, they could even filibuster. Lotsa things to do!


29 posted on 01/28/2014 4:29:16 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: afraidfortherepublic; AllAmericanGirl44; Armen Hareyan; B4Ranch; Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi; ...
And here's another article on the same story: Sen. Coburn's Loss of Coverage Confirms 'Obamacare Designed to Fail'

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30 posted on 01/29/2014 10:27:23 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Time to cue the Sarah Palin was right photo.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 6:08:23 PM PST by redleghunter
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