For weeks, Fox News has rolled out fake victims of Obamacare, but the conservative cable channel may have topped itself yesterday when Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace interviewed a former Republican activist as the latest fake victim of Obamacare.
According to Mediaite.com, Cade Joiner appeared with Ralph Reed at the 2001 College Republican National Convention, was a President of the Georgia Association of College Republicans and was the co-chair for GOP Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's re-election campaign.
Appearing on Fox News (video below), Joiner called himself a “small business owner” who "has to make a payroll every week," but there was no mention of his extensive work for the Republican Party.
Joiner said that he got a letter from his insurance company stating that it was canceling his existing policy. Joiner claimed that he called around, but was quoted new plans at almost $500 a month.
Not surprisingly, he blamed President Obama for the actions Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Georgia, which chose not to update his policy, but rather to cancel it.
Mediaite.com reports that the most expensive policy available in Joiner's county is about $350.00 and there are cheaper plans as well.
There was no mention as to whether or not Joiner had tried the Obamacare exchange in his state. Oddly, Fox News has removed the interview from their website.
A similar horror story aired on CBS Denver where former nurse Cathy Wagner got a letter from her insurance company canceling her coverage, which it chose to do instead of changing the plan to fit the guidelines of Obamacare.
“I was so hopeful that this plan was going to move us forward, but in fact I think it’s moving us backward,” Wagner said. “Our premium for next year is going up to over $1,000 a month for two of us and we’re two fairly healthy individuals."
As with Joiner's story there is no mention as to whether or not Wagner and her husband have tried her state's Obamacare's exchange.
According to Mediaite.com, the Obamacare exchange in Wagner's state, Connect for Health Colorado, says there are 30 different plans for couples over 50 for under $1000 a month and eight that are at, or below, $622.