|Dean Angstadt, a 57 year old self-employed logger, opposed "Obamacare: until his friend Bob Leinhauser|
persuaded him to sign up. No preexisting condition blocked him from getting life-saving heart repair surgery.
The ACA saved his life. Its subsidies saved his finances. Its enemies almost killed him | xpostfactoid:
by Andrew Sprung
"The Philadelphia Inquirer's Robert Calandra has a great story about a death's-door ACA conversion experience for a certain Dean Angstadt"
That's only after the ideological blinders came off, though, by the grace of a loyal friend who urged him repeatedly to get covered and sat with him through the signup process. Which raises the question: how many Dean Angstadts are dead because morally bankrupt and intellectually corrupt public officials relentlessly demonized the law, abstained from helping their constituents understand the benefits the law entitled them to, and even actively obstructed the process by which navigators could get certified? How many heeded billionaires' active urgings to "burn your Obamacare draft card"? And who will ever be held responsible -- or liable -- for inducing the gullible and the ignorant to forgo coverage?
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