Saturday, November 09, 2013


FAUX News reports on people being scewed by Obamacare and later we find that it's not true, often because those very same people don't know the facts.  The latest FAUX "story" was so bad it made Mediaite:
Fox News Cancer Patient Bill Elliott Doesn’t Have to Die
by Tommy Christopher | 7:47 pm, November 8th, 2013

On Thursday night’s edition of Fox News’ The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly conducted a gut-wrenching interview with a viewer named Bill Elliott, who told Kelly that he plans to forego his cancer treatments rather than pay the $1500 per month insurance premium that he’s been told it will cost him to be insured under Obamacare.

He later reveals that his old plan cost him about $170, and the one his “insurance guy” offered would cost him $1500 a month, with a $13,500 deductible. However, the most expensive Obamacare plan offered to individuals over 50 on the exchange for South Carolina is $796.87 a month, for the most expensive Gold plan, and Bronze plans in the state start at $255.35 a month. Kelly didn’t ask him, but Mr. Elliott might qualify for federal subsidies as well. For example, if he makes $26,000 a year, that Bronze plan would be $163.42 /mo., less than what he was paying before.

He [Elliot] also said “Now with Obamacare, the man that I’ve got looked into it, they are not going to pay for pharmaceuticals or medical devices.”

But under Obamacare, both of those categories are mandated as essential health benefits.Either Mr. Elliott’s insurance man is giving him a bum steer, or something is being lost in translation. I’ve tried to get in touch with Mr. Elliott, but have thus far been unsuccessful.

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