Health Reform: A cancer patient who spoke out against the cancellation of his insurance by ObamaCare now faces an IRS audit he may not live to see, and says he’ll pay the fine rather than burden his family.
Bill Elliott knows the meaning of the adage that the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, for he is now staring both in the face.
Like the Tea Party before him, Elliott faces an IRS audit for speaking out against the ObamaCare that canceled his insurance coverage he liked and was promised he could keep.
He appeared recently on Charleston, S.C.’s WQSC and was told by the radio host that “you stood up and spoke out about how ObamaCare screwed over your insurance and probably would kill you, and what’s the next thing that happened? You get audited by the IRS. That is not a coincidence.”
Elliott responded, “No, it’s not.”
“I like my doctor. I love my insurance,” Elliott told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly last Thursday night. “They were paying just about everything, including medication and medical devices.”
Then he got the letter that told him that his cancer was considered “beyond a catastrophic pre-existing condition” and his plan was being canceled because of new regulations.
Elliott says he was given the option of a new $1,500-per-month plan, up from the $180 per month or so that he’d been paying.
“Now with ObamaCare, the man that I’ve got looked into it, they are not going to pay for pharmaceuticals or medical devices. MRI that I had last month before I got canceled was $3,000. Now, if I have to have another one, it costs me out of my pocket $3,000,” Elliott told Kelly on Nov. 7.