While all of the news is focused on the debacle of the Obamacare website, very little is focused on the impact that Obamacare has had with individuals whose policies have been cancelled, as in the case of one cancer-surviving Louisiana doctor who will now lose his insurance.
Meet cancer-survivor and hereditary hemochromatosis patient, Dr. Shaun Carpenter, a board certified emergency physician in the New Orleans area who spoke to PJ Media on Friday on his and his family's loss of health insurance.
He owns his own private medical practice, has several patents pending for wound-healing products and is a member of the Wound Care Associates.
As with someone in his profession, he helps sick patients, had health insurance, but by years end, he will be without health insurance thanks to Obamacare.
Carpenter told PJ Media that hospitals tend to treat ER physicians as independent contractors, so such physicians cannot join the hospital’s group health insurance policy but he and his family decided to obtain health coverage through his wife’s employer.
That all ended when his wife’s employer informed them that will lose their insurance at the end of the year.
The reason? Obamacare. “Yes, absolutely,” Carpenter told PJ Media.
Carpenter like millions of consumers were promised by President Obama that the Affordable Care Act, or as commonly known, Obamacare, would remove the denial of insurance based on pre-existing conditions, that you can also keep your own doctor and your current plan.
“As a physician I’ve been opposed to Obamacare from the get-go,” Carpenter told PJ Media.
“It doesn’t begin to fix the real problems with our health care system, and creates new problems. I see it from both the private practice side and the ER side. The problem isn’t lack of health insurance, but lack of health care,” said Carpenter.
“That’s what Obamacare promised to make more accessible and more affordable… and now, Obamacare is costing my own family its insurance.”
When the Affordable Care Act was debated on and passed in 2009 by Democrats and President Obama, the President and the Democrats, told the public that no Republican plan was offered and that none existed.
CNS News was one of the few media outlets that reported one of those the statements that no GOP plan existed, by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) who said, “There is no Republican health care plan out there.”
Despite the false narrative by the Democrats, lack of mainstream media coverage, and hidden from the public by the Democrats, the GOP in 2009, did in fact introduce not just one health care bill, but introduced three health care bills.
Those three health care bills were the “Patients Choice Act of 2009”, the “Health Care Freedom Plan,” and the Republican Study Committee (RSC), under the leadership of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), introduced the “Empowering Patients First Act”.
In the AHCRA plan, some of the provisions include repealing Obamacare, eliminating billions in taxes and thousands of pages of unworkable regulations and mandates that are driving up health care costs, allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, allow small businesses to pool insurance plans together, reforms medical malpractice laws, and institutes safeguards for individuals with pre-existing conditions.
In related news, although the White House told CGI programmers to hide health care costs from consumers on Healthcare.gov, the data can now be found here, covering 78,437 different options across several states with costs broken down by county.