As highlighted in this morning’s must-reads, a concerned cancer patient wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Sunday that she’s lost both her treatment team and health insurance, all thanks to Obamacare. Edie Littlefield Sunby writes:
My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been canceled effective Dec. 31.
My choice is to get coverage through the government health exchange and lose access to my cancer doctors, or pay much more for insurance outside the exchange (the quotes average 40% to 50% more) for the privilege of starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits.
Her full op-ed is definitely worth a read and it includes a hearty indictment of the president’s health policy. This obviously doesn’t sit well with Obama’s most outspoken supporters, including Dan Pfieffer and Mother Jones — both of whom blame the “phony” story on insurance companies, not Obamacare:
— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) November 4, 2013
The real story behind the phony canceled health insurance scandal: http://t.co/AdC2ZXEQQ7
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) November 4, 2013
I guess this isn’t all together surprising — the same progressives who think they know what’s best for our health will also insist that they know more about our medical treatment than we do. Nevertheless, it seems like the White House knows this crass strategy won’t get them very far. The new rule of Obamacare is don’t talk about Obamacare.