Sen. DeMint’s Constituents Struggle to Pay Mountains of Medical Debt While DeMint Boasts of “Breaking” Obama on Health Care


From GreenvilleOnline.com, here is a story about South Carolinians who are losing their health insurance while Jim DeMint vows to make health care Obama’s “Waterloo”:

After 25 years with the same company, Andy Stark lost his job and his health insurance.

While he found other work, it paid 30 percent less and had no benefits.Then his wife got cancer.

Now the Simpsonville couple is struggling to pay medical bills they expect will total about $140,000.

“This is not the way things should be in America,” Andy Stark said.

In South Carolina, 670 people a week lose their health coverage, according to data from Families USA. In the decade ending in 2008, premiums soared 119 percent, increasing costs to employers and workers and adding to the spiraling cost of health care, according to the nonprofit group.

“With each passing week, more Americans are losing their health coverage,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of the nonpartisan group.

DeMint isn’t losing his, though. That’s all that matters.

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