Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamacare,' family struggled for health care

There are 20 comments on the KTAR story from May 10, 2014, titled Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamacare,' family struggled for health care. In it, KTAR reports that:

Things looked bad in January when Mikayla Perez, a Tucson teen with lupus, lost her health coverage after the state of Arizona canceled KidsCare II, part of its children's health insurance program.

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Cogito

Omaha, NE

#1 May 11, 2014
She has lost her battle for life.

Not much Obamacare can do about life.

She should be allowed the dignity to go gently into the night.

Mat God bless her.
Jerry

Olympia, WA

#2 May 11, 2014
Is Obamacare "working"?

“You can keep your current plan”- FAILED

“ If you like your doctor, you can keep him”- FAILED

“It will be AFFORDABLE high quality health care”- FAILED

“This health care package will pay for itself”- FAILED

“ The health care bill will not raise the deficit by one dime”- FAILED

“ We should not mandate the purchase of health care”- FAILED

“ This law will save the average family $2,500 a year”- FAILED

“ Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
abortions”          FAILED

Oh, that's OK, a lot of people are signed up.  It must be working.

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Z Draper

Stillwater, OK

#3 May 11, 2014
Obamacare offered Arizona free funding to include people like Mikayla, but the Arizona legislature said no. The republicans who control Arizona wanted people like her to suffer to make Obamacare look bad. They cut her out of the program for political reasons, and she fell for it by blaming the wrong people- just as the republicans knew she would. And now, with every article like this, they sit back and smile, knowing the people they made suffer will win them votes.

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nancee

Chesapeake, VA

#4 May 11, 2014
like everything else it is not for the poor it is for the rich..i know a couple who would have paid over 300.00 per month then the one spouse got a 1.00 raise and pays like 50.00 per month..i would have to pay over 3000.00 per year in insurance or a 95.00 fine which will i go with...da 95.00 you failed obama at obamacare

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Barbara

Burlington, NJ

#5 May 11, 2014
Here is an example of the REAL "death panels".

Republican governors refusing to expand Medicaid to those living near poverty.

Grayson was right....just die quickly.

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frank bargeron

Freehold, NJ

#6 May 11, 2014
the reason it will never work is that it is flaw in so many ways i can't count them, its to expensive, and complicated. repeal this turkley and impeach obama for lying to us for three years, if you like your doctor and if you like your healthcare company, you can keep them and no body will ever take them away, period. lier, lier lier.

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steve

La Porte, TX

#7 May 11, 2014
Health care is the states responsibly not Obama. So if you don't like what your state is doing pack up and move to astute that suits you and family needs or get out and vote.
Jay

Lima, OH

#8 May 11, 2014
[She was forced off because of Obamacare law QUOTE who="Z Draper"]Obamacare offered Arizona free funding to include people like Mikayla, but the Arizona legislature said no. The republicans who control Arizona wanted people like her to suffer to make Obamacare look bad. They cut her out of the program for political reasons, and she fell for it by blaming the wrong people- just as the republicans knew she would. And now, with every article like this, they sit back and smile, knowing the peopShe was forced off of her care because of Obamacare....DUH!!!!

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Jay

Lima, OH

#9 May 11, 2014
She was forced of because of the law!
Jan

Aumsville, OR

#10 May 11, 2014
There needs to be some changes made to Obamacare. It isn't affordable. We pay $350.00 per month for preventative care. Any other visits are almost all out of pocket. So, I weather through colds and any other symptoms rather than pay out of pocket to see a doctor.

I am retired, and this could be my death panel waiting to see if I am able to kick any cold that lasts more than a week. By my choice- yes. Because I want to- no.
sss

Las Vegas, NV

#11 May 11, 2014
Jerry wrote:
Is Obamacare "working"?
“You can keep your current plan”- FAILED
“ If you like your doctor, you can keep him”- FAILED
“It will be AFFORDABLE high quality health care”- FAILED
“This health care package will pay for itself”- FAILED
“ The health care bill will not raise the deficit by one dime”- FAILED
“ We should not mandate the purchase of health care”- FAILED
“ This law will save the average family $2,500 a year”- FAILED
“ Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
abortions”          FAILED
Oh, that's OK, a lot of people are signed up.  It must be working.
Your analysis - FAILED

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JackZ

Gilbert, AZ

#12 May 11, 2014
Obamacare was touted as being a solution to the 30+ million uninsured Americans........but today there still are 30+ million uninsured Americans.

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Mike

Las Vegas, NV

#13 May 11, 2014
Jay wrote:
She was forced of because of the law!
I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge that she was kicked off free healthcare. Obamacare will only cover 100 percent of Medicare for 3 years and after that the state has to pick up 90 percent. Where is that money comming from? The tax payers of AZ. And the US citizens Will have to pay. That who. Nothing in life is free. No, republicans do not sit around and laugh at those unfortunate people. Being that you are a self centered person, would you like to take donate all your money to these people? What happens when your child does not have enough to eat, because that money must be spent to pay your for others health insurance. States are looking ahead at what the overall cost will be and the states do not have unlimited funds to pay for all of these people and they surely do not have the funding to pay for those people that have entered our country illegally. As these people still go to emergency rooms for day to day healthcare as the hospitals are not allowed turn anyone away.
Please think things through before you make a blanket statement about political parties not wanting to help others. Your blinded as a result of drinking the Dems drinking points.
independant voter

Beatty, NV

#14 May 11, 2014
Jerry wrote:
Is Obamacare "working"?
“You can keep your current plan”- FAILED
“ If you like your doctor, you can keep him”- FAILED
“It will be AFFORDABLE high quality health care”- FAILED
“This health care package will pay for itself”- FAILED
“ The health care bill will not raise the deficit by one dime”- FAILED
“ We should not mandate the purchase of health care”- FAILED
“ This law will save the average family $2,500 a year”- FAILED
“ Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
abortions”          FAILED
Oh, that's OK, a lot of people are signed up.  It must be working.
so far the deficit has not been raised except by previous administration for war.
no funds are used for abortions
very affordable, i get no subsidy and pay less
i kept my current plan then the insurance company canceled it not obama care
who is this we you talk about, you and your mouse?
it is working in alot of places, its just libertarians, republicans, and teaparty states that refuse to put into place advanced medicaid for the poor to cover them.i have seen how arizona has been sure not to help folks, just like a lot of other red states have done, but it seems blue states are doing really good, explain that difference between red and blue states?????

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CJR

Cleveland, OH

#15 May 11, 2014
Maybe if Republicans would have helped create a health care instead of trying to fill their own pockets with money from the insurance companies and Pharm companies we would all have a system that could have been much better .Let's put blame where it should be. Wise up and vote these cowards out of office. You,the Republican, were sent to do a job and run this country and help everyone not just the rich.It will be a long time before you ever gain control of the White House again . Thank God for that .All Republican do is run up our debt and start wars.
Mike

Las Vegas, NV

#16 May 11, 2014
Correction of statement: the states will have to pay 10 percent not 90. 10 percent is still a considerable amount of funding that will have to be deducted from some other much needed program to assist the needs of others. Maybe from head start programs for children to meals on wheels for the elderly. Maybe You could tell us Jay, "What programs should the people of AZ. Cut just to pay for this one person"? Please tell us.
Terry

Jupiter, FL

#17 May 11, 2014
why should I choose Obamacare to raise the price of Health Insurance. Do the math; it is the only way to cover people with no insurance in which 90 % of them choose to do nothing and let the government. take care of them.
baker

Pago Pago, American Samoa

#18 May 11, 2014
Let me see? WW I Wilson democrat
WW II Roosevelt democrat
Korea Truman democrat
Viet Nam Kennedy democrat
Seems to be a pattern here.
baker

Pago Pago, American Samoa

#19 May 11, 2014
earlier post was in respond to judge its comment about republicans starting wars
BME

Holland, MI

#20 May 11, 2014
I see a lot of "...with so many signing up, it must be working" posts. Signups do not equal succes. The health care issues role around costs and accessibility. I wonder, if any of these people have considered how the 'subsidized' poor are going to afford the deductibles or the gas needed to drive to one of the few participating hospitals and doctors. The road forward goes only downhill. Repeal and replace.

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