HORRIBLE: Pastor just diagnosed with cancer in tears; says his family can’t afford high Obamacare premiums

An Iowa pastor was just diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in January and has already racked up $50k in bills. So he and his wife signed up with Obamacare only to find out the premiums would be over $800 per month with a deductible of $7000. In tears, he said they simply can’t afford those prices, saying the Affordable Care Act was anything but affordable. They’ve signed up anyway for now, and will have to try and raise the money for their deductible.



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Nate Schoolfield
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Nate Schoolfield

You guys realize that prior to “No More Pre-Existing Condition Restrictions” section of the ACA taking effect in 2014, this pastor wouldn’t have been able to get health insurance at all. Right?

Kat Saved
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Kat Saved

Although collectivists tend to claim that society has been “designed”, those of the liberty school understand that civilization has resulted from the decisions and actions of innumerable individuals over long periods of time.

John Huffman
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John Huffman

The “death panels” under Obamacare have commenced folks. This is the horrible and predictable result of socialized medicine. I’ll pray that GOD gives this pastor courage, and see what we as compassionate people can do to help. Obama is a scourge, a pestilence upon this once great nation. What a sad situation for these people, and a sad state for America.

spin43
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spin43

Living under communism is a sad state of affairs, especially if you are a baby living in the womb. And I’m suppose to be concerned with Russia?

mcgurn
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mcgurn

God help this man and all others suffering & dying because of obamacare. This is all on Obama. He has caused all this pain & suffering and still some people consider him the messiah. This is how sick our society has become.

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

The UnAffordable ObamaCare Act is going to do exactly what it was meant to do – kill a lot of people whom the lord messiah, Nero Barrack Hussein Obama, the most merciful, has no use for.

I heard Rush talking about this pastor today.

I’m certain many others are facing the same death panels of Nero ObamaCare as I’ve noticed in reading through some of the comments below.

Whether the extremely low information voters who put Nero Obama in office ever wake up in time to help us get rid of this nonsense is a big question but in any event ALL Democrats should be held accountable for this Obamanation and a lot of Republicans as well for keeping it going, like the Weeper of the House, John Boner, and his hired consultants like Karl Rove!

John Craven
New Orleans

tigertooth
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tigertooth

Stand up and take it like a man, pastor. I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in December 2013. An operation is not an option. Aggressive chemo and radiation is all I have. Due to the size and location of the tumor 2 doctors of oncology have told me that they can not cure me. They can shrink the tumor, but it will come back. Resulting in more chemo and radiation treatments.
I have chosen not to have any treatments. I place my life into the hands of the One who created me.

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

tigertooth, I hope you won’t mind but I will keep you in my prayers for whatever the Good Lord wills for you and your family.
John Craven
New Orleans

tigertooth
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tigertooth

Thank you JohnCraven. It is always a blessing when someone prays for another.
By the way, we live in the same state.

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

You know when I saw your name, tigertooth, I just had this feeling I was talking with someone who might have a bumper sticker that says “Geaux Tigers” on their car.

You know there seems to be a lot of our fellow Louisianians who check in here. And a lot of Texans too.

It’s a wonderful site.

John Craven
New Orleans

Bill in Tennessee
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Bill in Tennessee

Same here, I’ll keep you in my prayers, TigerTooth.

exodus2011
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exodus2011

Obama, his DEM pals, and his anti-American Obamacare BULLSCHMIDT must be removed

A 2014 Conservative LANDSLIDE is step 1

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

I like that picture a lot! But it should add one word – “Big” – as in Big Government.
John Craven
New Orleans

timerunnersc
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timerunnersc

We pray for the healing of this man Lord that you will be exalted among men Lord amen.

Armand Vaquer
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Armand Vaquer

My prayers are with the pastor and his family. I am dealing with a death panel situation. My roommate has liver failure and Medi-Cal (governed now by ObamaCare) refuses to have her listed for a transplant until she completes six months of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Alcohol has nothing to do with her liver failure and she doesn’t have six months! See: http://armandsrancho.blogspot.com/2014/03/medi-calobamacares-death-panel-of-one.html

M_Minnesota
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M_Minnesota

I hope/Pray America’s Pastors are watching and repenting then PREACHING!!!!!

Bill in Tennessee
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Bill in Tennessee

Obamacare is the most criminal act of treason put on the American people since Aldrich Ames sold us out to the Soviets. Obama has sold us out to the communist ideals of socialized medicine, with the same results that the gulags had…death and impoverishment to the people.

Locks
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Locks

This should not be happening in America.

patriot077
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patriot077

I wish there was a reference or link to a donation site. Donations of even $2 or $3 add up when enough people respond. I know he has God’s protection but I think there are many, many people who will see this and want to show that his fellow Americans are compassionate though that misbegotten Act is Not.

imatellau
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imatellau

This just in from Harry Reid.. “LIAR, he’s making this up… The Koch brothers are paying him to have cancer!”.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

When we are weak, God shows His strength. I feel terrible for this man of God and his family… but it’s times like this that God provides miracles and shines brightest. Rom. 8:28 always comes to mind in situations like this. Unceasing prayers for them please.

donniea
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donniea

Really. The more goverment gets involved in anything, the more screwed-up it becomes. Then you throw obama, the most corrupt president in US History, into the mix, then you have a total disaster.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Amen.

stage9
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stage9

SUCKcess!

ONWARD AND DOWNWARD TO LIBERALISM!

BucketheadBaptist
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BucketheadBaptist

Hey… why is this guy going to the government anyway? And whining about it?

THIS is the problem with the church today. We have abandoned our duties and responsibilities for caring for the sick, the widow and the orphan and the incarcerated … to the government that worships ANOTHER god.

The guy could make a bold stand and turn it over to the fellowship he is in and let the Elders pray and anoint him with oil … and the body of his church take on the responsibility to care for the man.

If not now… when?

Sentinel
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Sentinel

I agree with your sentiment… more importantly, turn it over to God.

ODA315
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ODA315

This man is a liar…..plain and simple

– H. Reid

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Wow… so sobering in this situation. Reid should be ashamed… but of course, he seems not to have a soul.

kong1967
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kong1967

I hope the experiences of everyone across the country turns into votes against the Democrats.

A plan that costs $800 a month for premiums with a $7000 deductible is not worth paying unless YOU ARE ALREADY SICK like this pastor is. Now they can’t turn you down for pre-existing conditions, so who in their right minds would pay that when they aren’t sick? If you aren’t sick, it’s way too large of a burden to carry for “what if?”. You’re better off just saving money and buying health insurance the day you’re diagnosed with serious problems.

This is like insuring a $50,000 house for $2000 a month.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

Excellent post, Kong.
I’m always saddened by these stories, even if reid thinks this man is a liar.
I wonder how he got a 7,000 deductible, I’m not signing up as my deductible was going to be 12,700.00 with premiums of 550.00 a month for one person.
I’m hoping it translates into exiting every single democrat up for election. With the propaganda in full swing and the media carrying the con man’s water, I have my doubts.
One of the head lines on Yahoo is 5 million have signed up for obamacare. How it got to be 5 million all of a sudden is where the real lies lay.

kong1967
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kong1967

They can put out all the propaganda they want, but the problem they have is that the tax payers are the ones that vote. People that get handouts, such as subsidies for healthcare, generally don’t vote or vote a whole lot less often. But those that were misled and are getting skyrocketing premiums are not going to find it to be a bargain when they were expecting premiums to be cut. Neither will people getting subsidies when they find out they still have to pay $7000 or more before they can get help from the insurance company.

Five million my butt. 90% of those are people that already had health insurance but lost it because of Obamacare. They had to purchase a new plan.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

All true, Kong. I just hope the electorate is smart enough to piece it all together. It seems so many can’t believe their own eyes anymore!
Not only is it probably 90% who lost insurance they already had, but nobody knows how many of those who actually did sign up have paid!
This is a fiasco from end to end, but it seems so many are just impervious to facts.
I had higher hopes until the election in Florida, by all rights he should have won by higher margins. And take into consideration a poll in Iowa of likely voters who think by 55% hellary Clinton would make a good president. Wow, just wow.
Sorry to be so pessimistic, Kong.

kong1967
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kong1967

No need to apologize for being pessimistic. I’m right there with you.

You raise a very good point. How smart is the electorate to place the blame where it needs to be placed? Blacks still vote Democrat despite the obvious. Will Democrats still show up to vote Democrat because they place the blame on insurance companies or the Republicans?

I guess we’ll see. I think we’ll do good this November, but the Presidential election in 2016 might be different. There are solid liberal states and Dems bus people to the polls in exchange for smokes, pot, etc. in the toss up states. Plus the massive fraud.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

I think the electorate is dumbed down as to defy explanation. I guess after the years post WWII, the liberal/communists have had enough time to work their black magic. It’s a pity.

kong1967
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kong1967

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. It works really well for Dems.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

So true.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Great point – true!

happytrails5
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happytrails5

Nothing wrong with doctors and insurance, but the time is here when believers are going to have to put all our faith in God and the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. We are in the End Times (have been since 1967), and Obamacare or not, the world’s systems are collapsing.

kong1967
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kong1967

You still have to provide for yourself and not put everything in God’s hands.

I remember that minister….uh, can’t remember his name….the one that gave a speech saying God was going to take his life if he didn’t raise $8 million. Oral Roberts? I was saying go ahead and take it. That jerk sent out letters to the elderly telling them that if they can’t afford to send him money to do it anyway because God will provide for them.

Yeah, right. I don’t know if he’s still alive, but I hope he rots in hell.

happytrails5
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happytrails5

The report was untrue – since it came from the MSM which is famous for twisting the truth. The government steals from seniors EVERY SINGLE DAY.

kong1967
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kong1967

Nice try. It was a widespread report and you can still find it on many news sites.

Even if it was fake, he still sent out letters to my grandma telling her to send him money even if she couldn’t afford it.

He also claimed to have the power to heal, yet he had a hospital complex where people died all the time and he made tons of money. Hmmm….go figure.

You can’t compare it to government. That’s deflecting the issue.

happytrails5
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happytrails5

NO, YOU deflected – I maintain, and this story confirms, that if you are depending on the government for your health you are SOL.

kong1967
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kong1967

Lol, I never said you should depend on government or that government isn’t corrupt and stealing from us. Nor did I say you should depend on Obamacare.

My point is that no matter how much faith you have, you’re still going to have to act or you’re SOL. People that put their faith in God and don’t take their deathly ill kid to see the doctor are fools. They wind up with a dead kid.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Kong, I respectfully disagree with you my friend. I personally try to put everything in God’s big, strong, never-failing hands. He is greater than whatever I face…

kong1967
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kong1967

My point isn’t to say not to have faith, but rather not to think that if you do nothing God will provide for you. If you don’t go to work, you’re going to be homeless. If you don’t go to the doctor when you’re seriously ill, you’re going to die….no matter how much you have faith and put your life in God’s hands. It will be in God’s hands alright, while your physical body is 6 feet under.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Ah, I get you. My wife always said that God gave us a brain and he expects us to use it… Guess that leaves Democrats and liberals out. I do still have faith first… I’ve seen miracles and our God is an awesome God. But I get your point.

kong1967
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kong1967

I like that phrase….God gave us a brain and he expects us to use it.

I will say one thing, people with faith have a better chance of recovery. Much like children who see the clowns every day in the hospital. Gives them the will to push on, and yes there are a lot of miracles.

MCVet
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MCVet

Of course the Obama sheople who think everything the “Messiah” does is golden will lionize this man in the public media. Their goal is to scare any naysayers into silence through public bullying. Seeing it happen more and more. Liberals love bullying people to get their way.

PatriotInk
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PatriotInk

“The ACA is anything but compassionate.” -Pastor Tony

That is because it is a Marxist law wrapped in the veneer of health care, the health care lies if you will. It was conceived by Marxists from the hell hole of a tyrannical ideology that lied their way to the implementation of it, lie to keep it, and lie to obstruct and obfuscate the intents and purposes of it.

“All tyrannical ideologies come from immoral people.” -Hilmar Von Campe, Former Nazi soldier turned Christian [emphasis mine]

Unfortunately, this whole degenerate regime wear lies as badges of honor.

badbadlibs
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badbadlibs

One thousand likes!

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Very well said.

MJS
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MJS

This terribly oppressive edict created by a monster is creating hopeless and desperate people. History shows what happens when people are put in such a position. They need to direct their rage at government.

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$98442859

Prayers and hopes for a miracle. Jesus is with you always. Don’t get discouraged.

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