Josie Gracchi, Casualty of Collectivization
Bold moves like the imposition of ObamaCare are bound to have unintended consequences among the little people who have no seat at Big Government’s table. However, our wise leaders have deemed this to be an acceptable price to pay to further increase their power over us.
A woman diagnosed with breast cancer, whose life-saving surgery has been postponed after she lost her doctors under ObamaCare, made a heartfelt plea Sunday to President Obama to amend the Affordable Care Act.
In an exclusive appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Josie Gracchi, who has been diagnosed with ductal-invasive carcinoma, looked into the camera and addressed Obama: “I would like my health care taken care of. I was insured. I think anyone who is going through a serious illness should have immediate responses. I shouldn’t have to wait months, weeks, to even be considered for surgery that I should have had weeks ago.”
Gracchi was forced to postpone her Jan. 3 biopsy and follow-up treatment at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the largest private cancer center in the world, when her insurance rolled over into a new plan that was part of an exchange under the Affordable Care Act. …
She said she has had difficulty trying to find comparable doctors and surgeons that could assist her on Healthcare.gov, the ObamaCare website.
That certainly isn’t hard to believe, considering that the ObamaCare website barely functions at all.
“This is delaying all my treatment and surgery. Most people that get breast cancer don’t wait this long to have a surgery, but it’s as if I’ve never had insurance at all,” Gracchi added.
For cancer patients, time isn’t just money; it is life itself. If you are in a hurry, the last people you want to rely on are infamously sluggish federal bureaucrats, for whom you might be just one of those eggs that had to be broken in order to make the glorious collectivist omelette.
Cancer patients should look at the bright side. After they die, they will no longer be a burden on the system. Kathleen Sebelius might even start sending thank you notes to the deceased.