Wednesday, radio talk show host Sara Marie Brenner interviewed Bill Elliott, the cancer patient who gained notoriety when he appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly after his insurance was cancelled. Elliott, you may remember, later received notification of his audit from the IRS on the same day C. Steven Tucker, the man who helped him get his insurance back, received his. After reaching out to SC Governor Nikki Haley, a SC congressman and a Democratic US Senator from North Carolina, he was able to get his IRS “audit” terminated.
According to Elliott, the US Senator – presumably Kay Hagan – was especially helpful on that front.
Elliott explained that he got cancer in 2007 when he was exposed to some radiological contamination in his work as a chemical and biological trainer to the military. He received a settlement from the government in 2009, which is the same year that the IRS wanted to audit. However, Elliott explains that settlements like these are tax-exempt, and that the IRS was inquiring about something to which they already should have known the answer.
Elliott went on to claim that an unnamed congressman had told him that the IRS inquiry had come “from the top.”
Elliott explained that he wasn’t sure whether he meant that “the top” was the president, the IRS or HHS. Someone “from the top ordered the investigation of me and Steve [Tucker],” he says. Elliott has been in communication with Governor Nikki Haley and other elected officials to obtain information and assistance.
Elliott expects to receive a confirmation soon that the IRS audit is “over with” and that he is “clean and good to go.” He plans to continue to help others who have experienced what he has, including informing others that they too can have their insurance reinstated through HIPAA laws.