Skip to comments.Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor
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 doesnt cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.
Im doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs, Coburn said on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Tuesday when asked about his health. Fortunately even though my new coverage wont cover my specialist Im going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.
The Oklahoma Republicans 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 Coburns struggles with his own doctor illustrate the need for a new policy, saying that...
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We hope the White House will work with us to make sure Americans who cant afford to pay out of pocket dont lose access to life-saving care, spokesman John Hart said. As Dr. Coburns experience shows, the American people are about to learn theyre going to lose access to not only their doctors and plans, but their specialists and treatments.
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..
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.
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.
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 Thursdays Morning Joe.”
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.
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
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.
Coburn is the prince of symbolic votes.
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
It was symbolic, but only 18 voted the right way IMO
Coburn is a hated conservative, not one of the GOPe’s beloved comrades in the Democrat party.
I voted the right way in a purely symbolic fashion when he’s support of Cruz would have been substantive.
hairys biggest malady cant be cured....
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.