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ObamaCare Critic Gets Sick, Now He Wants ObamaCare

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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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A South Carolina Republican man, Luis Lang, refused to get health insurance in defiance of ObamaCare rules.

When he suffered several mini-strokes and began to lose his sight, he had to use all of his own money to pay his medical bills. Then, when he decided to apply for ObamaCare, he found he had missed the deadlines and his state refused to participate in ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion, so that's out, too.



In an interesting twist, ThinkProgress’ Tara Culp-Ressler reported this week that Lang has learned a lot from his ordeal – and he’s even walking away from the GOP.

“Now that I’m looking at what each party represents, my wife and I are both saying – hey, we’re not Republicans!” Lang said. He added that, though he’s not a political person by nature and has never voted solely along party lines, he wants to rip up his voter registration card on national television so Americans will have proof that he’s making the switch.
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“I do mainly blame Republicans for their pigheadedness. They’re blocking policies that could help everyone. I’m in the situation I’m in because they chose not to expand Medicaid for political reasons. And I know I’m not the only one.”

Lang went on to say that he intends to be smarter about this in the future and now supports a universal health care system that makes coverage available to all.


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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
So he blames everyone but himself?

Absolutely no one is to blame but the man himself.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Clearly a socialist.

Could be a psy op?






posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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This reminds me of those videos Muslims show of people converting to Islam.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
It's too bad it took all this for the man to realize he's been an ignorant jackass.. Oh wait he hasn't now hes blaming republicans lol. Partisan politics at its finest.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: PeachesNCream
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
It's too bad it took all this for the man to realize he's been an ignorant jackass.. Oh wait he hasn't now hes blaming republicans lol. Partisan politics at its finest.


Really?


Lang, at least initially, blamed the Affordable Care Act for his troubles. Though that obviously didn’t make any sense, the lifelong Republican ignored enrollment deadlines, but assumed the system would help him in the event of a crisis.


It sucks when karma bites you on the ass.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: intrepid
Read on the article goes to state hes no longer republican lol.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: PeachesNCream
a reply to: intrepid
Read on the article goes to state hes no longer republican lol.


NOW. You said this was partisan politics. Can't see how its partisan if his actions were guided off of his political leanings. THAT was partisan and it bit him.
edit on 20-5-2015 by intrepid because: Wrong noun.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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Someone told me that he's got donations pouring in ...

From liberals on the left, the same people he despised in the beginning. Anyone else heard this?



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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Here's a little more about Mr. Luis Lang... I feel really sorry for the guy. But he has a $300,000 home and has had diabetes for years, but didn't take care of it. And he smokes.

www.freep.com...



You see, though he refused to buy coverage, Lang thought it would be available to him in an emergency. His wife, Mary, feels he "should be at the front of the line, because he doesn't work and because he has medical issues." Which is not unlike refusing to buy auto insurance, but expecting Geico to sell you a policy after you total the Toyota.

Still, if Lang doesn't exactly tug at your heart like baby seals do, he is getting traction. At this writing, he's over half way to his goal, most of it raised from liberals taking the occasion to rip his and his party's failings. Many skip the donation and go straight to the scorn.

"Sorry," writes Joel, "I'm way too busy thinking only about myself."

"Call Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush," writes Jeannie, "they have plenty of money."

"I want to donate enough to really help you out," writes Ed, "but I can't figure out how to get GoFundMe to accept bootstraps."


People are mean... I hope he gets the help he needs.
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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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Ah here we go...




What is noteworthy, however, is who has been donating money towards Mr. Lang's fund. Take a look at the comments; I bold-faced my favorite one (and yes, my own is buried in here somewhere). As far as I can tell, out of the $1,500 donated so far, around 80% of it comes from self-described liberals/progressives/Democrats who made the comments below. The other 20% are mostly anonymous, which means they could be his fellow Republicans/conservatives, or they may have no particular political stance...or they may be more liberals/progressives who just didn't feel like making a comment.

Generous Progressives Bail Out Hypocrite Conservative
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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I checked his GFM link. I won't link it. He's got about $25,000 out of 30 raised in about a month.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I linked a source that agrees with your findings in my last post. www.abovetopsecret.com...

I do feel for the guy. And I doubt many republicans are going to help him out as he is publicly denouncing the party.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I wonder if he said that charity was a progressive disease until recently.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Think Progress as your source? Might as well be Fox News.

It is claimed that he is a Republican. And that means what exactly?

Honestly...he hasn't taken care of himself, didn't do the personally responsible adult thing like getting insurance and has had to pay for HIS own life and blames everyone else except himself for his poor choices in life and now wants a pity party.

And his statement about Medicaid expansion....really?

He is about as clueless as they get.




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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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People are mean

You can say that again. The comments here are proving that. I've been guilty of saying things like "it serves them right" or "they deserved it". Easy to say it...till it happens to you.
Your comments have briefly restored my shaky faith in humanity!

If this govt spent 1/10th the amount on providing its citizens with healthcare as it does on defense, pork-barrel spending, and awarding bonuses to scumbags, this wouldn't be an issue.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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Considering about 32 states are still not recovered from the recession and having severe budget issues because of it ... how are they supposed to afford Medicaid expansion because, surprise!, the feds stop paying for all of it and it starts coming out of the state budget in progressively higher amounts as the years passed which is why many didn't choose to expand it.

And then, you have progs moaning about our roads and bridges ...

And then, you have them whining about underfunded education ...

You'd think they are completely unaware that because the feds take the lion's share of tax revenue, the states have issues bringing in revenue because they simply can't jack up their tax rates to 30% or more like the feds can.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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Some of the comments by the people that donated are pretty awesome...



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So somehow cutting spending and taxes is going to fix our crumbling infrastructure?

It seems to me the answer is not more taxes or less taxes -- but smarter spending!



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Think Progress as your source? Might as well be Fox News.


I used MSNBC and The Detroit Free Press. Where did I use Think Progress? But there are plenty of sources out there.

How about Raw Story? www.rawstory.com...
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