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Restaurant Owner Selling Business to Save Employee's Life (Video)

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Many employers in the US are cutting back their number of workers because they don't want to pay for their health insurance coverage.

However, restaurant owner Michael De Beye is actually trying to sell his business in order to save an employee, Brittany Mathis, who has a brain tumor, but no health insurance coverage, notes RawStory.com (video below).

Mathis can't even afford to find out if her tumor is benign or malignant, which could mean life or death.

Unfortunately, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) refused to expand Medicaid for low-income residents under Obamacare, which would instantly cover about 1 million Texans, notes TalkingPointsMemo.com.

Gov. Perry claimed last year that expanding Medicaid for uninsured Texans was "like putting 1,000 more people on the Titanic," noted The New York Times.

But Governor Perry is nowhere to be found when real people face a health care crisis in their life.

"I went to the hospital and found out it was my blood clotting," Mathis told KHOU. "So, they wanted to keep me and do CAT scans and MRIs and the next day they came in and told me I had a tumor."

Brittany and her mom both work for De Beyer's Kaiserhof Restaurant in Montgomery, Texas.

"I just can't be standing by and doing nothing," stated De Beyer. "I have to try something because it's not right. Here's a family, they really work hard they have a lot of stuff against them in the past and they are not holding their hand open they didn't even ask anybody for help."

De Beyer believes his restaurant may be worth as much as $2 million.

"I really think it’s an amazing blessing and can't thank him enough and his family," added Mathis. "Never thought that anybody would do that and he did and it makes me feel really good."

Sources: RawStory.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com, The New York Times, KHOU

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