Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Obamacare beneficiary who resisted signing up now says it "probably saved my life"

Dean Angstadt, left, with Bob Leinhauser (Photo courtesy of Bob Leinhauser)
What happens when you ONLY watch FOX News?

Dean Angstadt needed life-saving heart valve surgery but didn't have insurance. He refused to sign up for Obamacare because, since he only watched FOX News he'd only heard bad things about the policy.

Finally a friend pulled an intervention and forced him to sign up for a health insurance policy - a Silver Blue Cross PPO policy that costs him $26.11 a month. The policy took effect just before he had heart surgery.

From the Washington Post:

But what accounts for Angstadt’s resistance to Obamacare in the first place? He says that he “leans” Republican and essentially listened to what the GOP had to say about Obamacare, and not so much to what the Democrats had to say. As for his media diet, Anstadt says he goes online for some of his news, but when it comes to television, “Fox News, of course, and that’s basically what I watch on TV,” in addition to local news, he says. “I like some of those radicals” on Fox News, he says. “I like O’Reilly.”

Asked if Fox News had molded his view of Obamacare, Angstadt responded, “Yeah, yeah — they get people fired up. You know what, I really do have a different outlook on it. It’s really wrong that people are making it into a political thing. To me, it is a life-and-death thing.” Of Obamacare’s namesake, Angstadt says, “I didn’t care for Obama. I can’t say nothing bad about him now because it was his plan that probably saved my life.”

There you have it folks. You can watch FOX News and prepare to die, as Dean Angstadt did, or you can look around and listen to other folks. It just might save your life.

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