Obamacare Suicide: Manhattan couple kill themselves because they can’t afford healthcare

Obamacare Suicide: Manhattan couple kill themselves because they can’t afford healthcare

This morning, two Manhattan residents, a man and his wife, jumped to their deaths into the street below.

The incident happened early Friday morning on the corner of Madison Avenue and 33rd Street – just a block from the Empire State Building.
A 53-year-old chiropractor and his 50-year-old wife jumped out of a window of their recently-closed ninth-floor office in the 17-story building.

Their bodies were covered with white sheets once police arrived at the scene, shutting down the entire block to investigate.

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There was everything wrong with this story from the start. The New York Post obtained a copy of their final suicide notes.

The man, whose office was on the same floor of the building where the couple jumped, claimed in a typed suicide note found in his pocket, ““WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.”

The woman had a suicide note in her pocket that read, “in sum and substance,” according to a source, “‘Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.’”

“Patricia and I had everything in life,” the man’s note read. But it also touched on the couple’s “financial spiral” and how “we can not live with” the “financial reality,” sources said.

Their kids. They committed suicide and they were parents.

The notes left behind explained the cause of their actions:

We both have medical issues, we just can’t afford the healthcare.”

The two committed suicide only hours after the Senate Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare. Sen. John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer said that he voted against the bill because “it was irresponsible to take healthcare away from millions of Americans without a new plan to replace it.”

But new information must be kept in mind:

A law-enforcement source at the scene told The Post that authorities at first believed that the couple struggled with health-care costs. But an NYPD spokesman said later that there was no mention of medical-cost struggles in the notes.

The couple was in debt, another source said.

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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