A cancer patient who spoke out against Obamacare for canceling his health coverage is now saying he’s being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Blaze reported that Bill Elliott went on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” earlier this month and said he was told that his cancer was considered “beyond a catastrophic pre-existing condition” and his plan was being canceled due to new regulations.
Elliott said he was given the option of a new plan for $1,500 a month, which is an increase from the $180 per month or more that he’d been paying. He told Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he chose not to pay for the new plan, and was going to accept the financial penalty instead and “let nature take its course.”
Elliott was also on “Rocky D” on Charleston, S.C.’s WQSC, where he said that his insurance company was able to work it out so that he could keep the coverage, but there’s a new catch.
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“Monday I got a certified letter, I went down and got it and it’s from the IRS and they are auditing my books from 2009,” Elliott said.
Elliott was not a business owner at that time and was working for the government, he said. He also claims that he pays his taxes each year and doesn’t evade them.
The notice also says that “due to federal budget cuts,” the meeting between him and the IRS won’t happen until April 2014.
“You stood up and spoke out about how Obamacare screwed over your insurance and probably would kill you and what’s the next thing that happened?” the radio host said. “You get audited by the IRS. That is not a coincidence.”
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C. Steven Tucker, an insurance broker who reached out to Elliott after his Fox News appearance, writes in a blog post that after he helped Elliott keep his coverage, the IRS started auditing him back to 2003.
Elliott told Kelly that the reason he voted for Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012 is that he liked what Obama had promised about keeping your doctors and your insurance plans.
Elliott mentioned on the “Rocky D” show that he’s much healthier now, but still has bone scans every four months.