- The Washington Times - Friday, November 8, 2013

Bill Elliot is struggling with cancer, and now he must deal with the consequences of Obamacare. The South Carolinian recently lost his insurance and appeared on “The Kelly File” Thursday night to talk about how the man he voted for, Mr. Obama, “absolutely misled” him.

Mr. Elliot told Megyn Kelly that he doesn’t want the out-of-pocket costs he must now pay to become a burden on his family.

“What I’m going to do now — and I thought about this long and hard — is when my insurance comes out, it’s going to be just for me $1,500 a month with a $13,500 deductible. I’m not going to pay that,” Mr. Elliot said on the show. “If I make it that long, I’ll pay the $95 fine, and I’m just going to let nature take its course. I’m not going to put a burden on my family to pay this $1,500 dollars. … I’m not going to put up with that. I thought about it. I prayed about it.”

The Fox News host also asked Mr. Elliot about the president’s apology for the millions of insurance cancellation notices that have gone out in the wake of Obamacare.

“I believe that was more of an insult to me and other people who have been cancelled,” the guest said. “To me now he’s saying like a doctor who comes into your operating room and says: ‘Look, I cut out the wrong kidney, but I’m sorry about that.’ There’s nothing you can do about it now except get on the website — if we can ever get on the website. I tried three times. There’s nothing I can do about it.”

Mr. Elliot went on to say that the reason why he voted for Mr. Obama was because of the promise that Americans could keep their doctor and their insurance plans if they liked them.

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“I liked my doctor. I loved my doctor,” Mr. Elliot to Ms. Kelly. “It was paying just about everything, including medications and medical devices. Now, with Obamacare, the man that I had look into it — they’re not going to pay for the pharmaceuticals, and they’re not going to pay for the medical devices.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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