Gravely ill CA woman enrolls in Obamacare, can’t find doctor

Gravely ill CA woman enrolls in Obamacare, can’t find doctor

Unlike the lie that Obama told about the circumstances of his mother’s death in order to promote his health care reform law, the story of Beth Kramer is real and it’s tragic. And it’s playing out the way it is because of Obamacare.

“Beth Kramer says she’s running out of options. And out of time,” says the local reporter.

“The disabled mother of two says she’s out of medication for an autoimmune disease, she’s run out of antibiotics for a painful internal infection, and the health plan she’s paid for through the Affordable Care Act keeps sending her to doctors who say they can’t treat her because they won’t take her insurance.”

“I’m out of medication,” says Kramer. “I’m sitting here with an infection and I’m out of antibiotics and the symptoms are coming back. And I have no idea when I can go to a doctor or where.”

Says the reporter, “Kramer signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act through Covered California, the agency that is coordinating health care coverage between consumers and health insurance companies in California.”

As an ironic footnote, a paltry 11% of uninsured Americans — the people the law was reportedly create to help — have signed up so far.

How much better off would the country be if the law had provided free government health care for those individuals without insurance? How much better off would the Beth Kramers be?

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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