There may be 335,000 Coloradans who lost their health plans, but it’s the four children who lost their mother, the brother who lost his sister and the husband who lost his wife that a recent A Line of Sight article titled “Obamacare Killed My Little Sister” features. If you can read this article without getting angry and without feeling the sadness that this writer clearly feels, you have a heart of stone.
The article recounts the story of its author’s sister who had a health insurance plan that she liked, but that was canceled under Obamacare. Because she delayed seeking care as she waited for her Obamacare-approved policy to kick-in, she died. See, she wasn’t feeling well, but she and her husband didn’t have a lot of money and she was waiting until February 2 for her insurance to kick in. The author remembers his sister’s final hours:
“Her body went into septic shock just two days before her Obamacare policy would have kicked in. Her kidneys shut down. She went to the emergency room where, after heroic efforts, a marvelous medical team managed to stabilize her condition. I saw Julie that day for several hours. She could not move, or speak, but a tear trickled down her check when she saw the eldest daughter of her four children. After I left, hoping for the best, I learned the next day that her gentle heart stopped beating around 4:00 a.m.”
By the time she sought treatment, it was too late. She died of an infection due to septic shock two days before her insurance kicked in. This is horrifying. Sen. Udall and his cronies in the Senate played political games with people’s healthcare, lied about it, and people died. When are we, as a nation, going to say enough is enough?