A 49-year-old South Carolina conservative who refused to sign up for Obamacare is now going broke and blind, and of course, he blames Obama.
Obamacare was created for people in Luis Lang’s position.
Raw Story reports:
Luis Lang learned in late February that he had suffered a series of mini-strokes that left him with bleeding in his eyes and a partially detached retina caused by diabetes, reported the Charlotte Observer.
The 49-year-old Lang, a self-employed handyman and Republican who works with banks and the federal government to maintain foreclosed properties, has never purchased insurance and always prided himself on paying his own medical bills.
That never posed much of a problem when Lang and his wife – who does not work – were healthy, but he has already exhausted his savings paying for medical bills related to his eyes.
The Langs’ $300,000 home in Fort Hill is now at risk due to the burden of medical bills.
“He will lose his eyesight if he doesn’t get care — he will go blind,” said Dr. Malcolm Edwards, an ophthalmologist who examined Lang, according to the Charlotte Observer.
“(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,” Mary Lang said. “We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”
The Charlotte Observer reports:
Lang learned two things: First, 2015 enrollment had closed earlier that month. And second, because his income has dried up, he earns too little to get a federal subsidy to buy a private policy.
Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency. He and his wife blame President Obama and Congressional Democrats for passing a complex and flawed bill.
Anyone who’s remotely familiar with insurance knows there’s no system that lets people skip payments while they’re healthy and cash in when they get sick. Public systems tax everyone. Private ones rely on the premiums of the well to cover the costs of those who are ailing.
“That’s probably the worst thing that can happen to someone outside of death,” Dr. Edwards said. He went on to say that if Lang doesn’t get help now, he’s likely to end up dependent on the government: “It’s extremely costly to let a person go blind.”
Mr. Lang is going to be one of those ‘moochers living off the government teat’.
What’s an Obamacare-hating Conservative to do? Well, he sent up a GoFundMe page seeking donations.
B…bu…but the death panels!
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