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Cancer Patient Dropped From Health Insurance Plan Because of Obamacare


"So many unanswered questions."

A Virginia woman with kidney cancer learned recently that the Affordable Care Act has forced the cancellation of her employer-provided health insurance coverage.

Debra Fishericks, who has worked for Atkinson Realty in Virgina Beach, Va., for more than a decade, said the premiums she paid under her company’s health insurance plan were more than reasonable, according to a CBS News report that aired on WDBJ-TV.

However, the company was informed recently that its plans did not conform with President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, so the company was forced to cancel them.

“We were happy, we had great insurance. We had continuing care for our employees,” company owner Betsy Atkinson said.

Fishericks has continued to navigate the federally-run heathcare.gov website but has yet to find a plan that is even close to staying within her budget.

“They just go up higher and higher when there is a pre-existing [condition],” Fishericks said. “There’s so many unanswered questions.”

Stories like Fishericks' have become increasingly more common. As the Washington Free Beacon noted, the Obama administration anticipates that millions will lose their employer-provided health insurance and be forced onto Obamacare plans, at a much higher cost.


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