Cancer Patient's Plan Canceled: 'I Will Pay $95 Fine and Let Nature Take Its Course'
A cancer patient whose health insurance was canceled due to Obamacare says he will "pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course" rather than "be a burden on my family" with new monthly premiums that are over $1,300 higher under Obamacare.
"I've thought about this long and hard," Bill Elliott told Megyn Kelly Thursday night. "When my insurance comes out, just for me, it will be $1,500 a month with a $13,500 deductible. I'm not going to pay that. If I make it that long, I will pay the $95 fine and let nature take its course."
"I'm not going to be a burden on my family to pay this $1,500. What good is it going to do when I was paying almost $180 [a month]?" Elliott told Kelly. "Now it's gone up to $1,500 and it's going to take money out of my kids' bank and my family, and I'm not going to put up with that."
Elliott says he has prayed about his decision and feels it is the right thing to do.
"Whatever happens, I believe I'm doing the right thing. I've thought about it and I've prayed about it... To me it's saving my family money and then they'll have money to spend instead of throwing it down the drain like President Obama is wanting us to do," said Elliott.
Elliott says he voted for Obama due to his promise that Americans could keep their plans if they like them.
"I like my doctor. I love my insurance," said Elliott. "They were paying just about everything, including medication and medical devices."
On Thursday, Obama said he was "sorry" to the 4.2 million Americans whose health insurance plans have been canceled due to Obamacare. Elliott says the president's apology is too little too late.
"Absolutely he misled me," said Elliott. "I believe that was more of an insult to me and the other people who have been canceled than him saying 41 times 'you're going to keep your doctor, keep your insurance. Period.'"
Elliott added that Obama's apology is "like a doctor coming into your operating room and saying, 'I cut out your wrong kidney. But I'm sorry about that.' There's nothing you can do about it now."