See if you follow this logic…a woman becomes the lead plaintiff in a case which argues that she should not be required to have health insurance i.e. Obamacare. Unfortunately – shortly thereafter – she falls on hard times and needs to be admitted to a hospital. But because she has no health insurance – she can’t pay for the services that she is required to receive by law (hospitals must treat sick people).
She claims bankruptcy and leaves $4,500 in unpaid medical bills effectively transferring over those costs to another person who is paying health insurance.
It’s called irony. The LA Times reports:
Brown “doesn’t have insurance. She doesn’t want to pay for it. And she doesn’t want the government to tell her she has to have it,” said Karen Harned, a lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business. Brown is a plaintiff in the federation’s case, which the Supreme Court plans to hear later this month.
But court records reveal that Brown and her husband filed for bankruptcy last fall with $4,500 in unpaid medical bills. Those bills could change Brown from a symbol of proud independence into an example of exactly the problem the healthcare law was intended to address.
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