While technicians failed to reach the Obamacare website deadline on Sunday to fix at least some of the glitches, thousands of consumers since Thanksgiving have donated more than $55,000 to a 7-year-old Texas boy, Hunter Alford, with a rare type of cancer who lost his insurance coverage after the Oct. 1 Obamacare launch, Chelsea Schilling of WND reported on Friday.
While the news of the young child’s predicament was not reported in the mainstream news, WND had reported on the boy’s plight on Thanksgiving and when the Drudge Report picked up the story, the prayers and donations began to flow.
According to a Facebook page event, a benefit in his honor that will be held on January 4th at 6pm at the KC Hall in Gainesville, TX, that will include a raffle, auction, music, cash bar, and food. Hunter was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Plexiform Histiocytic Neoplasm and Plexiform Fibrohistiocytic Neoplasm at the age 6 months old; he is now seven years old.
According to Hunter’s mother, Krista, the insurance company initially told her that Hunter’s information was lost while it was making changes required under the newly implemented health-care law.
Krista told Schilling, “They sent me a letter asking me why Hunter was being hospitalized, and if he had been in an accident,” she explained. “I sent back a letter saying that he has cancer, a very rare type of cancer, and that he is seeking chemotherapy.”
However, as of now, Hunter continues to have no insurance and he is only 1 of 122 people around the world who has this type of cancer.
Meanwhile, cancer patients continue to lose their health insurance because of Obamacare, including one cancer patient, Bill Elliot, who told his story about losing his health insurance and ends up getting audited by the IRS.
Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Mag said, “Under the current insane state of affairs, where the IRS was used to silence the opposition, it’s unfortunately entirely possible. The fact that we are even having this discussion shows how badly Obama has undermined confidence in government institutions and the rule of law.”
Although cancer patients and those with serious medical problems are losing their coverage at a rapid pace, millions more could lose their employer health plans in 2014, creating a national health care crisis.