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    Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Today in a L.A. Timesop-ed, a woman who was so angered by President Obama's healthcare plan that she switched her registration from Democrat to Independent and altered her Obama bumpers sticker to read "Got Nope" is apologizing to the President. She says that while she was angered by Obama's plan, she's suddenly come to appreciate it, now that she's benefitting from it personally.Two years ago, Spike Dolomite Ward and her husband had to choose between paying their mortgage or keeping their health insurance. They kept the house, and now at 49 Ward has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn't know how she'd afford months of expensive treatment, until he discovered the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, which is part of Obama's healthcare plan. Now she's publicly "outed" herself in the hopes that she can teach ObamaCare opponents that the uninsured aren't just lazy freeloaders. She writes:
    What I want people to understand is that, if this could happen to us, it could happen to anybody. If you are fortunate enough to still be employed and have insurance through your employers, you may feel insulated from the sufferings of people like me right now. But things can change abruptly. If you still have a good job with insurance, that doesn't mean that you're better than me, more deserving than me or smarter than me. It just means that you are luckier. And access to healthcare shouldn't depend on luck.
    Ward's right, and she deserves credit for admitting she was wrong. It's just a shame that most people who are rabidly against enabling all Americans to have healthcare coverage won't have a change of heart unless they're put in a similarly horrible situation.


    Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosisaybe if the right who are all against this plan every come in this woman's situation, maybe they might change their minds...

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Is her name Emily Litella by chance?

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosisaybe if the right who are all against this plan every come in this woman's situation, maybe they might change their minds...

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    amazing how quick your opinion will change when the shoe is on the other foot...good for her though, sounds like she has had her eyes opened.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Everyone has the right to change their opinion. The Government has no right to force anyone to buy anything. It then becomes a tax because the government has no role as a retailer. Some portions of all insurance plans should be altered, but to have a government official look at a chart and tell me "well, based on your age you can't have this operation" is just plain wrong. For you pie-in-the-skyer-liberal-Obama-Lovers, send him another few dollars for his campaign. He only has a billion right now.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Whitey Ford says, "Duh"
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis[/url]aybe if the right who are all against this plan every come in this woman's situation, maybe they might change their minds...
    Four words for you.....

    Better DEAD than RED

    I have already informed family and friends that I will NOT accept ANY government medical care, regardless of the reason. It's actually written into my living will. If the only means to pay for a procedure or other medical expense is through government funds, I will not take it. Period. I'd rather die, thank you very much.

    Yes, I do understand that means after age 65 I will be without any medical insurance.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    amazing how quick your opinion will change when the shoe is on the other foot...good for her though, sounds like she has had her eyes opened.
    No. Just sounds like she doesn't actually have any convictions.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No. Just sounds like she doesn't actually have any convictions.
    It is foolish to have convictions about government policies anyway. You should have convictions about personal freedom, but ultimately such an activity can only occur in a civilization that meets certain material requirements; whatever policies it takes to get to those material requirements, those are the policies you have to pursue. Since the degree of government supervision varies according to the demands of reality, a person's inner notions of what level of supervision is appropriate are irrelevant.
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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Everyone has the right to change their opinion. The Government has no right to force anyone to buy anything. It then becomes a tax because the government has no role as a retailer. Some portions of all insurance plans should be altered, but to have a government official look at a chart and tell me "well, based on your age you can't have this operation" is just plain wrong. For you pie-in-the-skyer-liberal-Obama-Lovers, send him another few dollars for his campaign. He only has a billion right now.
    don't worry, 25$ is on the way to him.

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    Re: Woman Who Attacked ObamaCare Apologizes After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No. Just sounds like she doesn't actually have any convictions.
    no, sounds like her eyes were opened, and she was able to see why this would be a good thing.

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