New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait has gone full cuckoo pants. The GOP didn’t only win an election in Chait’s horrible little mind, the GOP won an election and now wants to kill people:
Chait is linking to this op-ed by David Tedrow, a North Carolina man and recent recipient of a transplanted liver, who writes that he has his new liver thanks to the miracle of Obamacare. Tedrow goes on to warn that the Supreme Court, by deciding to hear the King v. Burwell case, is now putting in jeopardy the very Obamacare subsides he thinks saved his life. An excerpt:
In October 2013, I got a letter from my insurance company telling me that my existing high-risk insurance would be ending effective Dec. 31, 2013. I was told that if I wanted continued medical insurance, I would have to find another provider.
I was terrified. At this point, I was so ill that my wife had to be a full-time caregiver for me. We were living on my Social Security Disability check, a drastic change in income for both of us. We could not afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars a liver transplant would have cost. And without insurance, I would have been dropped from the transplant list. I would have died.
My old insurer suggested we sign up for the Affordable Care Act exchange. So I called. The process was messy and frustrating. The Web site crashed; it took days to sign up, and countless phone calls. But eventually, I managed to enroll.
On Jan. 1 this year, I started on the Obamacare insurance. I now pay just $126 a month for insurance; a federal government subsidy covers the rest. If we had to cover the full cost of our health care, we would have just $574 left each month for all of our other expenses, including food and medicines.
One problem. The reason Tedrow looks to have lost his private insurance in the first place seems to be because of Obamacare:
Rich and insured — that’s who Obamacare was targeting, right Jonathan?
Many are angry at Chait’s rhetoric — and rightfully so:
But we’ll leave it at this, to be charitable:
On second thought, charitable is for suckers. Chait is evil. And a hack.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a misspelling of Chait’s name in the first paragraph.
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