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Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 12, 2012 02:56PM
The irony.

[www.iwatchnews.org]
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 12, 2012 05:52PM
This kind of left me speechless, but I did want you to know it was read by at least one person. Ironic indeed!



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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 12, 2012 06:07PM
Thanks $tevie.

I do hope that the Supreme Court hears about this when they consider the health care law this spring.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: March 12, 2012 06:19PM
Wow!

$4500 in hospital bills and she declared bankruptcy.

WTF was wrong with her that she couldn't get a consumer loan for that?!

My hospital bills from last year make hers seem utterly insignificant and I still tried everything I could think of and then some before even considering bankruptcy.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 12, 2012 06:22PM
That was just part of her debt. The part that was relevant to the article.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2012 06:22PM by $tevie.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 12, 2012 06:37PM
There is no free meal ticket, at some point people need to wake up to that fact.



You can tell a lot about a woman by her hands...
- For example, if they are wrapped around your throat she's probably slightly upset.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 12, 2012 09:43PM
The only interesting thing about this factoid would be if she were to withdrew from the lawsuit.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 12, 2012 11:01PM
She was replaced in the lawsuit, by some retired investment banker who lives in Washington state.

It's kind of interesting to be made the national poster child for small business owners who refuse to purchase private health insurance, and then go bankrupt in part because of unpaid medical bills, costs that are passed along to people who do bother to purchase private insurance.


“She firmly believes that no one should have the right to tell her she has to use her own money to pay for health insurance,” Karen Harned, executive director of the NFIB legal center, said when the NFIB filed its lawsuit in 2010.

She turned out not to be such a perfect choice after all."
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 13, 2012 06:48AM
I am sorry for her misfortune. Obviously her personal choices have caused her to suffer financially.

Such is free enterprise. Freedom to succeed, and freedom to fail.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 13, 2012 10:18AM
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cbelt3
I am sorry for her misfortune. Obviously her personal choices have caused her to suffer financially.

Such is free enterprise. Freedom to succeed, and freedom to fail.

In this case her "freedom to fail" means those of us who purchase insurance are required to cover her bill through higher costs.
Not much freedom there.
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Re: Original plaintiff in anti-"Obamacare" lawsuit files for bankruptcy, leaves hospital bills unpaid
Posted by: August West
Date: March 13, 2012 11:52AM
BIngo
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