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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meet the latest ObamaCare “doc shock” victim: Senator Tom Coburn -- By John Hayward, Human Events, Video at Washington Free Beacon

Insurance cancellations, arbitrary rewrites of the “settled law of the land,” sticker shock, doctor shock… the last and most terrible of the Four Horsemen of the ObamaCare Apocalypse visits none other than retiring Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), who is battling prostate cancer after surviving colon cancer and melanoma.  He told a television audience on Tuesday that his ObamaCare policy doesn’t cover his oncologist, as related by Politico:
“I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health. “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care, and I have a great prognosis.”
The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for his cancer specialist. Coburn will continue to pay out of pocket and see his oncologist, his office said.
Great news: you can survive ObamaCare if you’ve got enough money to pay your oncologist out of pocket.  Senator Coburn, who is also a medical doctor, is keenly aware that lots of people can’t afford that:
“We hope the White House will work with us to make sure Americans who can’t afford to pay out of pocket don’t lose access to life-saving care,” spokesman John Hart said. “As Dr. Coburn’s experience shows, the American people are about to learn they’re going to lose access to not only their doctors and plans, but their specialists and treatments.”
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