Man thought he’d be dead in six months, but is thriving thanks to Obamacare
By Michelangelo Signorile | February 2, 2016
Dan is a gay man from Michigan who called my radio program on SiriusXM Progress on Oct. 23. He sounded frantic. He’d received one of the infamous cancellation letters from his insurance company, he said.
“I am a person who has Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan,” he explained. “I have a $1,000 deductible, and I get $4,000 worth of AIDS medication every month for $40. I got the cancellation notice and have looked since 3 a.m. on Oct. 1 for a comparable policy, and it’s not out there for prescription coverage. I am going to be one of the people who are going to be screwed by Obamacare. And I really support the president. I’m glad that people who are uninsured can get insurance. But my real-life story is: I’m going to be screwed.”
Dan said that he’d gone to the federal exchange at Healthcare.gov, and also to an online broker. He said he couldn’t find any insurance that wasn’t twice the cost of what he was paying (and covered his drugs), including from his current provider.
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