So Fox has been taking a page from Americans for (their own) Prosperity, regularly running front page articles about various people who have "suffered" under Obamacare. And while there's no doubt that a small subsection of the population is going to lose under Obamacare, it seems that they just can't help themselves: They have to lie, else the story won't be egregious enough.
Meet Larry Basich, a man who had to undergo a triple bypass after suffering a heart attack in December. Basich claims that he got health insurance through the Nevada health insurance exchange, paid his premium, and therefore should've been covered. However, he received a $400,000 bill from his ordeal. So, bad Obamacare! Making a man who should've been covered pay for his medical issues!
Except he shouldn't have been. Apparently, the insurance company covers treatment based on when an acute problem surfaces and treatment begins. He had his heart attack on December 31st - one day before coverage kicked in. Therefore, he's screwed. Sucks to be him and all, but this is not Obamacare's fault. It's the insurance company's fault for having a backdoor policy against preexisting conditions.
Of course, without Obamacare, this man would've never had insurance. He's 62 years old and clearly was in poor health. The cost of an ordinary plan, pre-Obamacare, would've been through the roof. Furthermore, annual caps would've forced him to pay much of that $400k anyway, and he'd likely be pushing up against a lifetime cap too.
Honestly though, I think this is just further proof that Obamacare is going to work out just fine. If they have to lie, deceive, and distort people's stories and words in order to make a case, then they have no case.