PRESIDENT OBAMA CONSOLES A WOMAN WHOSE UNINSURED SISTER DIED OF COLON CANCER

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    Jul 08, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    http://www.classwarfareexists.com/president-obama-consoles-a-woman-whose-uninsured-sister-died-of-colon-cancer/

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    President Barack Obama received a hug from a sobbing woman while working the rope after a campaign event in Sandusky, Ohio, on Thursday. Stephanie Miller, whose 37-year-old sister, Kelly Hines, died of colon cancer four years ago, got a chance to personally thank the president for passing the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court upheld last week.

    Miller said her sister was uninsured when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Hines, a single mother working to support two young sons, applied for Medicaid but was told she did not meet the program’s financial requirements. Hines soon began a new job where she was given employer-sponsored health care coverage, but as a new employee she needed to be present in the workplace, which ultimately interfered with her cancer treatment.

    Hines would have been covered if Obamacare were fully implemented when she got sick. Instead, the woman was left without insurance and couldn’t get the health care she needed. Following a 15-month struggle, Hines succumbed to the disease — leaving behind her sons, 10 and 15, at the time.

    Without the Affordable Care Act, up to 129 million Americans who have some type of pre-existing health condition, like heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis or cancer, would be at risk of losing health insurance when they need it most, or be denied coverage altogether. Under the full range of policies in the Affordable Care Act to be enacted by 2014, Americans living with pre-existing conditions are free from discrimination and can get the health coverage they need, and families are free from the worry of having their insurance cancelled or capped when a family member gets sick, or going broke because of the medical costs of an accident or disease. If Republicans get their way however, and repeal the law, then once again millions of Americans will be left worrying about whether coverage will be there when they need it.

    There are so many Americans out there without healthcare who are struggling and fighting to live one more day. Our president took charge after a ruthless battle with the GOP to ensure that no one else dies in this country because they lack healthcare. The president won this round and I hope that the American people are smart enough to vote for Obama -a true leader who relates to the issues faced by real people in America today.


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    Jul 08, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    omg how sad! icon_sad.gif
    but why is he so perfect?
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
    It's sad, and there are so many stories just like hers. I can't wait for the healthcare provisions to be fully implemented.
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
    getnassty saidomg how sad! icon_sad.gif
    but why is he so perfect?


    His not, as not one of us is.
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    OP is a catfish5 sock
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    Jul 08, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    Firebrand saidOP is a catfish5 sock




    Uh huh.

    Nothing to say the actual topic.





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    Jul 08, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    The Republicans are already busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It you're gravely ill and uninsurable, "Screw you.", is the message from your caring Republican Party

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/06/512039/5-consequences-of-the-gops-bill-to-repeal-obamacare/
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    Jul 08, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Republicans are already busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It you're gravely ill and uninsurable, "Screw you.", is the message from your caring Republican Party



    That is absolutely absurd and untrue. The notion that Republicans don't care about healthcare or gravely ill Americans is patently false.
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    Jul 08, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Republicans are already busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It you're gravely ill and uninsurable, "Screw you.", is the message from your caring Republican Party



    That is absolutely absurd and untrue. The notion that Republicans don't care about healthcare or gravely ill Americans is patently false.


    I agree...before 2009.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/06/30/the-republican-turn-against-universal-health-insurance/In 2007, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina sent a letter to President George W. Bush.

    DeMint said he would like to work with Bush to pass legislation that would “ensure that all Americans would have affordable, quality, private health coverage, while protecting current government programs. We believe the health care system cannot be fixed without providing solutions for everyone. Otherwise, the costs of those without insurance will continue to be shifted to those who do have coverage.”
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    DeMint was not alone. Signatories to the letter included Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell, Kent Conrad, Herb Kohl, Ken Salazar and Ron Wyden, and Republican Sens. Robert Bennett, Mike Crapo, Trent Lott and John Thune. But it’s DeMint’s involvement that seems, in retrospect, most remarkable.

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    Jul 08, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
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    That is absolutely absurd and untrue. The notion that Republicans don't care about healthcare or gravely ill Americans is patently false.


    A Congressional Budget Office analysis of the GOP’s repeal measure from 2011 found that “32 million fewer nonelderly people would have health insurance in 2019, leaving a total of about 54 million nonelderly people uninsured. The share of legal nonelderly residents with insurance coverage in 2019 would be about 83 percent, compared with a projected share of 94 percent under current law (and 83 percent currently).

    Republicans have said that they would not replace the Affordable Care Act’s federal rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. Instead, they would encourage states to form expensive high-risk pools to cover the sick or, alternatively, leave them to find their own coverage in the individual market — where many will likely go uninsured.

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    Jul 08, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe Republicans are already busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It you're gravely ill and uninsurable, "Screw you.", is the message from your caring Republican Party



    That is absolutely absurd and untrue. The notion that Republicans don't care about healthcare or gravely ill Americans is patently false.


    I agree...before 2009.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/06/30/the-republican-turn-against-universal-health-insurance/In 2007, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina sent a letter to President George W. Bush.

    DeMint said he would like to work with Bush to pass legislation that would “ensure that all Americans would have affordable, quality, private health coverage, while protecting current government programs. We believe the health care system cannot be fixed without providing solutions for everyone. Otherwise, the costs of those without insurance will continue to be shifted to those who do have coverage.”
    ...
    DeMint was not alone. Signatories to the letter included Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell, Kent Conrad, Herb Kohl, Ken Salazar and Ron Wyden, and Republican Sens. Robert Bennett, Mike Crapo, Trent Lott and John Thune. But it’s DeMint’s involvement that seems, in retrospect, most remarkable.







    Oh the Hypocrisy here exhibited !!!


    In this case as brought up by DeMint, just as it was going back to Republicans pushing for "MANDATES" back when they were talking insurance in Clintons time, as long as its a Republican idea, its OK. Obama's involvement with the healthcare is the problem, remember it was DeMint who coined the term about seeking "Obama's Waterloo", and ever since DeMint and his ilk have sought to bring about Obamas Waterloo by being against his Health Care program and anything else they could trump up. They're primary tactic against the health care was based on they're own Idea about the "MANDATES", now they've switched talking points to taxes.

    The hypocrisy is so obvious, but the lie is a winning propaganda effort because they've kept repeating it so often through FOX and the likes of Limbaugh, the TBaggers and PAC advertising, that the lie is what's believed as apposed to the facts.

    The Republicans may not be totally unfeeling, but its obvious they place more importance on their funders the Corporations and on whatever it takes to win than on whats best for Americans. (as verification just look at what they've accomplished since taking over congress in 2010) Thats the jist of their existence, if by chance the American public benefit from Republicans in power depends on where that effort fits into winning. While they may not set out to be his callous, it is the factual end result. (another verification is how well the corporations and top 1% are doing as apposed to the disappearing middle class)
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    Jul 08, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    This story hit me hard because of my families financial struggle when my mom was diagnosed with Dementia and then later Alzheimer's disease and how insurance companies refused to cover her. All her medication and healthcare cost was put onto my family. My mom passed away may of last year. She was only 57 but struggled with the disease from a young age (I know it is rare to get it that young but she got it).

    Obamacare could of helped my family A LOT. This women's story and my story happens to MILLIONS of hard working but working poor or middle class families everyday.

    We are the only first world country where the working people are afraid of their medical bills. How fucked up is that?