Skip to comments.Oklahoma Man Loses Insurance Due to Obamacare, Owes $100K in Bills
Posted on 03/12/2014 11:47:32 AM PDT by grundle
An Oklahoma man is facing over $100,000 in hospital bills because he lost his health insurance plan due to Obamacare.
Lenny Hubbs, a healthy man, as his wife describes him, is a self-employed contractor who was previously on his wifes health insurance plan. Her employer announced that his employees would no longer be allowed to pay for their spouses premiums.
They could not afford to purchase health insurance. Lennys wife told KXII-TX that good health insurance would have cost them $500 a month. They do not qualify for Medicaid.
Hubbs became sick about two weeks ago. Doctors told him his lungs were filling with blood and diagnosed him with Pneumonia.
He visited two hospitals to seek treatment. The Hubbs allege that he did not receive proper treatment at either hospital because they were uninsured. He had to have part of his lung removed and now are stuck with upwards of $100,000 in hospital bills.
Welcome to Obamaville, where everyone who is not a member of the ruling class (and their rich donors) is equally screwed.
Another ObamaCare success story.
“If you like your middle-class, you can keep it.”
Get ready to be audited also for speaking out. Being self-employed, they will probably go thru this man’s receipts with a fine-toothed comb. God help this man and his family. We should all pray for them.
Fortunately, life is a mist.
This is where I am not sympathetic. This is part of what I like about America. You can chose or not chose to have insurance and he chose not too. However, with that choice comes a responsibility for you to pay the hospital bills. I believe that he wanted to pay the annual “tax” rather then pay 500 dollars a month towards insurance. Well that is his choice and I respect his decision, but for him to turn around and cry about it is not very adult.
should have renounced his citizenship and said he was here illegally.
Remember the “Mitt Romney let my wife die.” commercial? I would make this, and other stories like this, a commercial to to aired nationally. Before Obamacare this man was covered and protected from medical disaster. This couple did the right thing and paid to be insured. Obamacare RUINED everything for them.
My insurance agent got us insurance that is actually cheaper....not sure how that works, but I didn’t even get a bill when I went to see the dermatologist. No co-pay, no nothing. Strange. And, we’ve got a $12/month prescription drug plan - only problem is I think I have to go to Walmart....but will see if it works at Walgreen’s.
In this guy’s case sounds like he might end up broke enough to qualify for a “subsidy”. I hate that word - it’s really stealing from your neighbor who isn’t broke yet.
You mean the one where they later uncovered that the man was a Dem operative? Yes, I'd say turnabout is definitely fair play.
But he did have insurance. He couldn’t afford obamacare.
What if their budget just couldn’t allow it?
That's not the point. THEY HAD HEALTH INSURANCE until Obamacare caused them to lose coverage for him. Perhaps they didn't have the extra 500 bucks to pay for the "new" coverage they were forced to pay for. This mess was created because of mandates forced on Citizens and Insurance Companies by the Democrat Party. Harry Ried, You listening you little weasel?
I have more sympathy. He had a choice years ago and chose insurance at what he considered reasonable rates. Obama stepped in with an act of supreme evil that got his old insurance cancelled, which forced him into a second choice this year. He chose unwisely this time, but I feel sorry for him because he should not have been put into that position merely for the benefit of big business and the crooks in government who respond to their bribes.
This month, for the first time ever, I’m unable to make my mortgage payment. I therefore am “choosing” not to pay for ObamaCare, if any rational person could call that a choice.
“Go home. Take a pill.”
According to the President, they should have gotten rid of their phones and cable service.
Wouldn't help out the poor guy much, as he needs his phone (he's self-employed).
Here's one more angle: to pay that extra $500/month in after-tax dollars, he'd have to earn roughly $900 in pre-tax dollars, as he has to pay both sides of SS tax in addition to income tax.
I’m sorry to hear about your mortgage; Obama has done a lot of damage in five years.
In other words, not high income enough to afford Obamacare and not low income enough to qualify for Medicaid.
They got screwed over twice. They couldn’t keep their existing health insurance.
Obamacare is generating a lot of losers like this couple and the Democrats will pay heavily for it come November.
Obamacare trashed a system that worked well for most people and replaced it with one that leaves most people facing financial bankruptcy.
Gotta love how it improved health care in this country by increasing people’s risk with getting stuck with hospital bills they could never pay back.
And the Democrats keep telling us Obamacare can be saved. Uh huh.
You must be joking?
Harry Reid says he’s lying.
Thanks. I’ll muddle through.
Hey Harry - another liar for your list.
You are in the 5%. For 5% the cost of an individual premium went down, 95% went up.
I’m just worried that there are some provisions I might not like at all should I get fairly sick.
My way of dealing with all this is to do everything I can think of not to get sick. That involves making vegetable juice, lots of supplements, exercise, careful eating, trying to get good sleep, etc. It can’t hurt to do all this and who knows, might help.
In this election year Obamacare is
democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare
Of course, he is lying. Just ask Harry Reid.
Of course, he is lying. Just ask Harry Reid.
I strongly recommend "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes about 18 months ago. It was all my fault, as I really enjoyed Coke Classic and was at least 30 lbs overweight.
Long story short: my physician recommended Fuhrman's plan. The first 3 months I followed it at least 90% (it can be tough to stick with). I dropped 15 lbs, and my HbA1c went from 11 to 4.6. I was pulled off metformin after 90 days, and have remained off the medication. My blood sugar occasionally goes above 120, but it will come back down with more exercise now that the weather is improving.
I've slipped a little bit, putting on about 10 lbs, but my goal for my upcoming 60th birthday remains intact: completely walk the Campion Trail in Irving, round trip from my house, about 15 miles. Last summer, I was fit enough to enjoy a day of canyoneering and rappeling with my 11 YO son in Utah. We also did hiking and horseback riding at Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley.
Stay away from fruit juice...too much sugar, not enough nutrients. You're better off eating fruit and drinking water.
With Fuhrman's regimen, you'll eat more than you've ever eaten, but you won't need to count calories. Many of the high nutrient foods are my favorites: asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, and I've learned to enjoy black beans.
Best of luck to you!
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
My husband was just put on Metfornum a couple of days ago....I will get this book so he can follow it. He isn’t overweight and has been watching what he’s been eating, only drinks water and coffee.... but this might help him. Definitely worth trying. I got some yacon syrup for him - so delicious - and supposed to help with blood sugar among other things. I take some myself - recommended by Dr. Oz.
I don’t drink fruit juice and only eat fruit occasionally. The vegetable juice I make is Joe’s mean green juice - Joe is the guy who made the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
Very encouraged to hear about your results. Freepers are the greatest!
If he gives up his cable and cellphone he then could afford obamacare sayeth obama.....
Obviously lying as per Harry Reid.
Harry Reid should visit this fellow and tell him he’s a liar.