Ben Shapiro of Breitbart has put together a list of five obvious ways that Obamacare is negatively affecting people’s lives, including real world examples to counteract the hypothetical evidence presented by the left.
There’s Larry Basich of Nevada, a 62-year-old man with a history of heart problems who purchased coverage through the Nevada exchange. His coverage was set to begin on January 1. On December 31, he had a heart attack. Because he didn’t have his heart attack several hours later, Larry now owes $407,000 for his triple bypass operation.
Then there’s cancer patient Bill Elliot who appeared on Fox News to talk about how his premiums had skyrocketed to $1,300 per month after his plan was cancelled as a result of Obamacare. Elliot says Obama “absolutely misled me. I believe that was more of an insult to me and the other people who have been cancelled than him saying 41 times ‘you’re going to keep your doctor, keep your insurance. Period.’”
Then there’s Stephen Blackwood, the president of Ralston College, whose mother’s new insurance no longer covers her $14,000 cancer medication and her old plan is considered “illegal.”
It’s not just individuals. The workers at Extreme Dodge in Michigan report that “Under Obamacare, the workers’ employer faced a 50% increase in costs to keep worker plans at the same benefit and deductible levels. To remain economically viable, the dealership decided to give each worker an extra $2,400 and let them find plans on their own.”
Of course, while Extreme Dodge compromised, other companies just can’t handle the costs. Emory Healthcare has fired 100 workers, Indiana University has fired 50 workers, and according to Investor’s Business Daily, at least 258 businesses have had to fire or cut back employees.