You’ve probably heard about this man who refused to buy health insurance because Obamacare is Socialism, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick recap. He’s going blind thanks to untreated diabetes and now he is pissed at Obamacare for not coming to his rescue.
Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage, but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency. He and his wife blame President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for passing a complex and flawed bill.
“(My husband) should be at the front of the line, because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,” Mary Lang said last week. “We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”
That’s like driving a car without insurance and getting pissed off at State Farm because they won’t pay to replace your smoldering ruin when you’re standing next to it after you plowed into a bridge abutment. (PS: Don’t you just love the sense of entitlement Mrs. Lang has because her husband is a member of the Party of Personal Responsibility?)
I’m sorry he’s got medical problems; diabetes and blindness is horrible, but I’m not sorry at all that he’s going through this nightmare that he caused for himself and his family. As it is, the state will end up paying for his medical care because he can’t, which is the very definition of socialized medicine.