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This guy is still a jerk, read on...

"Before he could realize the value of affordable health care, one Republican campaign staffer had to experience what it’s like to be without it.

Clint Murphy, now a real estate agent from Savannah, Georgia, who’s been involved with Republican campaigns since the 1990s, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000 when he was 25 years old. Four years and four rounds of chemo treatment later — all of which was covered by insurance — Murphy was in remission. Insurance wasn’t a problem in his subsequent political jobs — he worked on John McCain’s election campaign in 2008 and Karen Handel’s Georgia gubernatorial run in 2010 — but when he quit politics in 2010 and entered real estate, he realized just how difficult obtaining insurance with a pre-existing condition could be.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Murphy said he thought after 10 years since his cancer diagnosis, the insurance companies might cut him some slack — instead, they found something else to charge him for.

“I have sleep apnea. They treated sleep apnea as a pre-existing condition. I’m going right now with no insurance,” he told the AJC.

That’s why Murphy had this to say to his Republican friends who oppose Obamacare on Facebook last week: “When you say you’re against it, you’re saying that you don’t want people like me to have health insurance.”

Murphy says Republicans’ insensitivity towards the health care debate has made it so that he can’t in good conscience call himself a Republican anymore — he now identifies as an independent. He doesn’t think Obamacare is perfect, but he thinks it’s a start, and he says he’s tired of Republicans “not even participating in the process” of improving America’s health care system.

Still, he says he’s supporting Karen Handel for Georgia Senate, despite her promise to defund Obamacare, because he thinks she can find a way to improve America’s health care system. Handel says she thinks a proposal from Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), which would provide coverage by incentivizing individuals to purchase coverage through tax credits and deductions, would work in place of Obamacare."

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Coverage would be provided “by incentivizing individuals to purchase coverage through tax credits and deductions,” What??? Sounds like a typical Republican nonresponse.

This guy, Murphy, says that he’s tired of Republicans “not even participating in the process” of improving America’s health care system but yet he supports this candidate who wants to defund Obamacare.  I guess he really is unable to shed his Republican stripes. 

First he's bitch'n about "pre-conditions", then in the space of a paragraph forgot what he was talking about LOL...

would provide coverage by incentivizing individuals to purchase coverage through tax credits and deductions

great idea....so tell me how a part time wallyworld employee can afford this? or a fulltime mickeyd's employee? or any of hundreds of other jobs where the bills barely get paid from the income and really.. how can you 'tax incentivize the poor by providing deductions' that would allow them to spend another 500 or 700 a month they don't even have to GET medical insurance to begin with and that is without even mentioning the 'pre-existing conditions' (which, by the way, the affordable health care act addresses as an issue...guess why the insurance companies want THAT repealed? and the republicans leap to the call to action by corporations once again) this person is reminiscent of the republican legislator who was against gay rights till his son came out as gay...your shoes are fine til they pinch MY feet

True, that jerk is still voting Republican too LOL...

Here is the trick for affordable health care, get rid of the middlemen Insurance companies and everyone go on Medicare or VA. They both have the power to tell the hospital no to the inflated charges.

a recent study found it would be cheaper for all americans to be on medicare...but where would that leave the hospital corporations and the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical corporations and the doctors? thats why the big lobby funds  millions and millions against it...and why it had to be changed into 'obamacare'....

Yup...too big to fail especially at a time of high unemployment.  Didn't the Republicans run on that platform in 2010 and 2012... or was it anti-abortion and voter suppression?  Raw deal that...

and does anyone remember the indictments against the 5 biggest hospital corporations for conspiring to fix wages of nurses and support personnel? no wonder they get together for golf....

Absolutely right, Lifesighs and ProblemAgain!!

Employment based health insurance is an approach that should have been abandoned long ago. 




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