A woman who harshly criticized the new health reform initiated by Barack Obama ended up suddenly approving the President’s policy after she got sick of cancer. A few years ago, a republican Presidential adviser, who was against the new Obama supported health reform, died on pneumonia, uninsured, leaving a hospital bill of almost half a million dollars.
A woman who criticized the health reform in the past, a defining policy during Barack Obama’s term, suddenly changed her mind after she got sick of cancer.
Spike Dolomite Ward used to say that Obama‘s reform, who guaranteed health insurance for millions of uninsured people, betrays middle class tax payers.
But, she changed her opinion radically. Two years ago the woman and her husband had to choose between making mortgage payments and paying the medical insurance. They chose to pay the mortgage and to keep the house. Ward, 49 years old, was however suffering from breast cancer.
She would have been unable to afford treatment, but she discovered that the reform initiated by the Democrat administration provided her with the opportunity of benefiting from medical insurance for smaller payments.
In a comment published on December 6 by Los Angeles Times, the woman told her entire story and asked Barack Obama for an apology.
What do we do with uninsured patients ? We leave them to die
Spike Dolomite Ward‘s story is different then the story of Kent Snyder, former campaign manager of Ron Paul.
Kent Snyder died in 2008 because of pneumonia complications. He was young and uninsured. So, the costs of his medical care, the incredible amount of 400,000 dollars, had to be paid by his mother.
His mother was unable to make payments, and Snyder’s friends started a campaign to raise the funds.
Coincidentally, four years later, Ron Paul, who was against Obama’s reform, was asked, during a talk show, what are the options of a person without medical insurance in the case of a disease.
The talk show host asked: ” Should society leave the insured patient to die?” but Paul avoided to answer the question in a concrete way.
But his supporters from the audience answered. They said ” Yeeees!”. The reaction of Republican voters was harshly criticized by the democrats, but also by some Republicans.