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Sun May 31, 2015, 02:14 PM

 

two anti-Obamacare repubs turn to Gofundme when faced with their own healthcare crisis

Obamacare Opponents Learn the Hard Way When They Faced Their Own Medical Issues
Two Republicans who refused to buy health insurance launched GoFundMe initiatives after they had health problems.
Now Obamacare is in place. The hypothetical has become real. In the last few weeks we’ve learned of at least two Republicans who refused to buy health insurance and then launched GoFundMe initiatives when they encountered medical difficulties.



In November 2014, self-employed Richard Mack’s wife was hospitalized and then in early January he suffered a heart attack. His son launched a GoFundMe campaign. “It is difficult and humbling to say that we need your help but we do.” He’s raised $45,000 so far toward a $60,000 goal from a little over 1,000 donors.

Mack’s opposition to Obamacare is political. A former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona he is the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a group he describes as “the army to set our nation free.” He serves on the board of Oath Keepers, a right-wing group made up of police and military veterans. He’s been an outspoken opponent not only of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but of all federal authority. “The states do not have to take or support or pay for Obamacare or anything else from Washington, DC,” says Mack. “The states are not subject to federal direction.”

More widely reported is the case of Luis Lang, a 49-year-old self-employed resident of Fort Mill, South Carolina who always prided himself on paying his own medical expenses. He suffered a series of mini strokes earlier this year and ended up with bleeding in the eyes, a partially detached retina and a need for very expensive medical care to save his eyesight. He’s been out of work since December. His GoFundMe campaign has raised $26,000 toward a $30,000 goal from over 1,300 donors.
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/obamacare-opponents-learn-hard-way-when-they-faced-their-own-medical-issues

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Reply two anti-Obamacare repubs turn to Gofundme when faced with their own healthcare crisis (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA May 2015 OP
yourout May 2015 #1
napkinz May 2015 #2
TheCowsCameHome May 2015 #3
Exilednight May 2015 #5
Liberal_in_LA May 2015 #6
SwissTony May 2015 #4
Liberal_in_LA May 2015 #7
Exilednight May 2015 #8
hifiguy May 2015 #9

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:20 PM

1. And they will still think they did the right thing in refusing it.

Hate trumps reason with most Republicans.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:35 PM

2. the difference ...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 02:40 PM

3. Read the comments left for this loser........

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2015, 03:42 PM

5. Best comment I found ....

Every one of your donors identifies as liberal. Your conservative right-wing friends gave $800,000 to an homophobic pizza place, but not one dime for you. Think about that.

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Response to Exilednight (Reply #5)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:22 PM

6. another comment

 

Here's ten bucks towards your treatment. Please do sign up for insurance at the next opportunity.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 03:28 PM

4. Can i ask a stupid question?

Do these people have insurance on their house in case it gets burned down or flattened by a tornado? Do they have insurance on their car in case it gets stolen or some drunk t-bones it?

If they do, why don't they have insurance on their health. I live in Holland but I'm an Aussie. I gladly paid money into health insurance and was glad to do so even while I was hoping I'd never require medical treatment. Age and circumstance caught up with me and I was glad many people (including myself) had contributed to the pool to help everyone.

I don't see the difference.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:23 PM

7. the insurance plan they were eligible for was Obamacare

 

Rightwingers make a point by not signing up for it.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #4)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:36 PM

8. this sums up our problem pretty well

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2015, 06:33 PM

9. Too bad one cannot sign up to pledge

 

a box of dog turds and cigar butts or maybe some Goldman derivatives, as if there is any difference between the two.

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