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Most Americans, even the dumb ones, even the Republican ones, were pretty stoked when they finally had the opportunity, for the first time in their lives, to afford health care insurance, thanks to Obamacare. Like this proud Reagan-lovin’ tea party member who’s probably voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016 because he really likes his Obamacare and doesn’t want Republicans to take it away from him.

But then there are dumb motherfuckers like Luis Lang and his wife, Mary. Luis has diabetes and “by his own account, [has] been inconsistent in his efforts to control his diabetes,” but despite that, he’s always considered himself healthy enough and self-sufficient enough — he’s a “self-employed handyman” — to not need health insurance. Never mind that diabetes used to be one of those pre-existing conditions for which insurance companies could tell you to get bent if you tried to give them money, for insurance.

The Langs didn’t need no stinkin’ health insurance, though, not even when the Affordable Care Act was passed and required them, by law, to have it. So for freedom, or whatever delusional catchphrase Lang invoked to justify risking his own already at-risk health and well-being, the Langs decided to really stick it to President Obama, because they do pretty well, Mary doesn’t even have to work, they live in a 3,300-square-foot home, and they’ve always been able to pay their own medical bills. And you’ll never believe what happened next!

[A]fter 10 days of an unrelenting headache, Lang went to the emergency room on Feb. 25. He says he was told he’d suffered several mini-strokes. He ran up $9,000 in bills and exhausted his savings. Meanwhile, his vision worsened and he can’t work, he says.

All of a sudden, the Langs decided maybe they wanted to get in on that Obamacare thing after all. Because gosh, being a law-breaking point-making but self-sufficient Republican can be kind of expensive. Too bad Obamacare enrollment had already closed earlier that month. Also too bad the Langs live in South Carolina, one of those shitty red states that has refused to expand Medicaid to people like Luis Lang, because fuck you Obama. But really, fuck you Luis Lang, because refusing Obamacare dollars doesn’t actually hurt President Obama — he has healthcare — but it does hurt people who live in those states and can’t otherwise afford healthcare. Like the Langs.

So are the Langs mad as hell at South Carolina? Hahaha, don’t be absurd:

Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency. He and his wife blame President Obama and Congressional Democrats for passing a complex and flawed bill.

“(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,” Mary Lang said last week. “We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”

How perfectly reasonable. Because the Langs chose to break the law and forego health insurance, it’s Not Fair! that now they can’t get health insurance. (You know when the Langs would never ever ever have been able to get insurance? After having a bunch of strokes, if Obamacare hadn’t passed.) And it’s Obama fault, because if his law — which they chose to ignore anyway — weren’t so complicated, they’d be able to sign up for insurance whenever they happen to need it, which is right fucking now. And besides, there ought to be some sort of special front-of-the-line amnesty waiver for Luis Lang, because unlike every other American, he has medical issues, and according to his doctor, he’s going to lose his sight, and maybe his life, if he doesn’t get the surgery he needs RIGHT NOW. You almost have to feel sorry for the Langs. Almost.

The whole point of health insurance is so that, in case of emergency, you don’t go broke from your medical bills when bad stuff happens — like you have a bunch of strokes and you’re going blind because of your mismanaged diabetes. And the whole point of Obamacare is that for people who cannot obtain insurance through their employer, because they don’t have one, and who cannot afford to buy insurance on the open market (or, ahem, are turned down by insurers for any amount of love or money, because of their diabetes and/or strokes), they can get subsidized coverage anyway. Luis Lang is exactly why Obamacare exists. But no, he’s a Republican. In a Republican-controlled state. So now he’s good and fucked and, according to his doctor, he’s going to go blind if he doesn’t get the surgery he needs RIGHT NOW. So like any good self-sufficient Republican suffering the consequences of his own dumb motherfucker choices — yay, freedom! — he’s turned to the internets to beg for the kindness of strangers to bail his dumb ass out of trouble. But unlike other fellow Obamacare-hating dumbasses, like Sheriff Richard Mack, his GoFundMe page has failed to raise much money at all.

It sure would be nice if bleeding-heart commie liberals coughed up the dough Luis Lang needs to save his sight and his life. But on the other hand, he’s always been so proud of being able to pay his own medical bills. That’s why he doesn’t need anyone’s help. That’s why he doesn’t need insurance. That’s why he doesn’t need Obamacare. So don’t worry about him, he’ll figure it out somehow. Maybe his taker wife will get off her ass and get a job. As Americans are supposed to do, if they want nice things like life-saving surgeries. That’s how freedom’s supposed to work, right?

[Charlotte Observer via Rawstory]

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  • Nounverb911

    “Luis the ‘self-employed handyman'” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Joe the unlicensed plumber”.

  • CutterTeam

    Not to inject myself into this story, but I’ve been inconsistent in my efforts to control my masturbation.

    • FauxAntocles

      If you masturbate for more than 4 hours, see your doctor (or nurse).
      (Yes, that is sexist. Phbbttt!)

    • Toomush_Infer

      You wimmenz have got to stop taking Viagra!…

    • aureolaborealis

      inject myself into …

      heheh. heheheh.

  • Shibusa

    “Let him die.” Ron Paul

    • JustPixelz

      The quintessential Republican health care plan: People dying on a bench outside the hospital.

  • Seriously

    So a man who is blinded by his own stupidity will now be really blinded by his own stupidity.

  • Relativicus

    Aww, man, I was too late with my tip on this. Do I still get my Wonket dollars?

    • Toomush_Infer

      No room! No room! Not even for the tip!….

  • B-but helping Luis would be a slap in his face!

    • Treg Brown

      Providing reasonably priced health insurance for Luis would not only persecute and stifle his god given Murican liberties, but also too not allow him to grab his own bootstraps.
      If he can find them now.

      • Blank Ron

        Once his feet fall off he’ll be able to find his bootstraps on a shelf in the mud room.

  • JustPixelz

    “He and his wife blame President Obama and Congressional Democrats for passing a complex and flawed bill.”

    I signed up on the the Connecticut exchange. It took a couple hours to compare plans and confirm my current doctors were in the network. But on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “do nothing” and 10 being “have a stroke and live in a wheelchair”, it was a solid 2.

    • Blank Ron

      But that would have been two hours he could have been smoking and eating moon pies!

  • RumAddled

    Jesus Christ, the stupid, it burns!

    • JustPixelz

      It burns like a mini-stroke in February.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Personal. Responsibility. Motherfuckers.

    • Nounverb911

      “Is for other people.”
      –Republicans

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Only for the little people…like blahs and poors.

    • JustPixelz

      Note to self: Send Republicans each a dictionary for Christmas the Holidays.

      • Nounverb911

        Eid al-Fitr?

      • KarenJ

        Because they’re too dam’d lazy or stupid or obstinate to Google anything.

    • Tendernob

      But it’s not Luis Lang’s fault that he is a lifelong smoker and has not managed his diabetes!

      • PubOption

        And now Lang’s health is seriously on the Fritz. But Obama is still a moerderer.

        • bobbert

          What, you couldn’t find the umlaut?

  • Nounverb911

    Luis lives in Fort Mill, SC, can’t he just pray to the ghost of her Holiness Tammy Faye Baker for some healing?

    • Shibusa

      Maybe he could just pray away the diabetes. Surely faith produces insulin.

      • Nounverb911

        Mike Huckleberry libelz!
        (Buy more cinnamonz)

        • KarenJ

          And turmeric. Both of which do weird things to your sh..t.

    • OzoneTom

      … and God replied “I sent two boats and a helicopter.”

      • SterWonk

        This. So very, very this.

  • JMPesq

    You know why the ACA was so complex and flawed? Because of conservatives; because remember, Obama and the congressional democrats bent over backwards when writing the law in order to appease Republicans while trying everything they could to get some GOP support for the law, while at the same time a few Senators who were technically Democrats but acted like Republicans like Joe Lieberman had effective vetoes over any aspect of the bill they didn’t like. That’s why we ended up with a complicated law while a simpler and better law could never have actually passed the Senate.

    • KarenJ

      Don’t worry, it’s still Obama’s fault.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Joe Lieberman, whose wife is a lobbyist for insurance companies.

      Shocking, I know.

    • Swampay

      Same with gun laws, lots of other stuff. They argue for every little exception and make every fine grained definition to try to make the law non-functional, then whine that the law is so complex we should throw it out.

    • SullivanSt

      You know specifically why Lang is falling through the cracks in the ACA?

      Because fucking John fucking Roberts rewrote the law from the bench to CREATE the crack through which Lang is falling. It’s not actually in the act, it’s purely a judicial invention.

      So obviously, it’s all Obama’s fault.

      Fuck me.

    • bikerlaureate

      The strokes are affecting his memory.
      His wife doesn’t seem to have much of a grasp on anything, really.

  • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

    $9K for a series of mini-strokes? For that much coin, I’d demand a more dignified diagnosis.

    • At least call ’em “fun-sized” strokes.

      • Nounverb911

        Golf strokes?

        • Oh any old diff’rent stroke is fine with me.

          • Swampgas_Man

            Cuz the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum.
            What’s all right for those folks, might not be right for some.

    • OneYieldRegular

      For that little coin, you mean. We’re up to $40K in our family just for a badly broken arm (thus no strokes at all for awhile), but at least we weren’t such ingrown idiots that we proudly spurned insurance then blamed what would have been our lack of it on someone else.

      • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

        Hey, you know an orthopaed’s gotta golf!

        Also, how much would it have cost just to have the arm removed?

  • CutterTeam

    And please remind the Langs that — should they end up on any kind of public assistance — they will be automatically ineligible to purchase meat, soda and naughty underwear.

    • Nounverb911

      And pee in a cup on a weekly basis.

  • Fly

    Louis Wang is another patriot whose life has been ruined by O’bama. Fucking monster.

    • frrolfe

      did you say “wang”? snigger etc

  • onedollarjuana

    The law states that he is entitled to emergency care. So he can just wait until the next headache/stroke and get himself off to the ER for some free health care.

    • Nounverb911

      Or burial assistance?

      • Blank Ron

        Isn’t there life insurance for that sort of thing?

        Oh, right.

    • mtn_philosoph

      EMTALA says that participating hospital emergency rooms are not allowed to turn away patients who are experiencing a medical emergency solely due to inability to pay. This isn’t quite the same thing as saying that they hand out free medical care in the ER. If you go to the emergency room, they will treat you. And they also will bill you afterward, and hound you repeatedly to pay up. They can keep this pressure up for awhile. But eventually they will stop.

  • Toomush_Infer

    He should do the Republican thing – and get a reverse-mortgage….

  • JustPixelz

    “…he’s always been so proud of being able to pay his own medical bills”

    Ya know, I wish I could just pay my own medical bills. But health care is wildly expensive. In my recent experience, the ER costs $1000 an hour. I’ve had recent tests — not treatment, tests — which cost $5000/hour.

  • MonaLisaFrown

    A self-employed ‘handyman’ lives in a 3K square foot house with a wife who doesn’t have to work? Just how ‘handy’ is this dude?!

    • Belasaurius

      he can really work a ‘hammer’

    • JMPesq

      Yeah, I’m wondering if he was a handyman according to his tax returns but was really a self-employed salesman, who sold meth and meth accessories.

    • Poly_Ester

      It all says drug dealer to me.

      • MonaLisaFrown

        More-than-plausible theory! Why else would you flat-out refuse to sign up for health care (thereby having to reveal your income and it’s source…) something ain’t right in the milk here.

    • PubOption

      He’s in the South. What does a double length doublewide cost?

    • Judy Rae Jackson

      He apparently does work for the banks that foreclose on houses. Once the foreclosure has been completed, he does renovations & remodels so the banks can sell the house. Banks apparently pay very well for remodeling services.

      • Blank Ron

        Beats paying interest to their customers.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …see that Republicans?! Darwinism is real!!!

  • FauxAntocles

    Give me liberty from healthcare or give me… oh, wait a second…

  • Olav_Pompatus

    Why doesn’t Obamacare cover foresight and hindsight?

    • arealbaby

      Had to log in to upvote that.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Anyone who’s remotely familiar with insurance knows there’s no system
    that lets people skip payments while they’re healthy and cash in when
    they get sick

    http://c2.thejournal.ie/media/2015/03/snap-10.gif

    • r€nato

      not even for those in possession of their White Privilege card? DAMN YOU OBAMA

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The solution is obvious: Make outlandishly bigoted public comments about refusing to perform work for the social undesirables of the moment, claim that your “handyman” business is being victimized, then watch the Redneck Lotto rain $$ into your personal account.

    • KarenJ

      Isn’t he one of those social undesirables (at least, according to his political peers)? Or did he change his name from Louis to Luis so that he could fit in with the handy-man competitors in his burg?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        You’d think, but I’m guessing his big house and white guy butthurt make him an honored member of the tribe.

  • Lois Lane has diabetes? Who the what now?

  • Beaumarchais?

    He oughta sue Fox News for brain-washing him so thoroughly that it shrunk.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    There’s some real stingers on the Luis Lang GFM comments – looks like many liberals have taken the Mack lesson very hard indeed. Really – for the sake of his own dignity, he should shut that whole thing down.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Dignity??

    • FauxAntocles

      Amazing how few conservatives show up at GFM – or not.

      • Judy Rae Jackson

        The only time the conservatives show up is if it something about gay marriage. NOW, if Mr. Lang or his wife had brought some gay-bashing into their interviews, their GFM might be doing better.

    • That_got_me_thinking

      Wow. You are so right.

      Example: You were offered a bed, but decided to make your own… so sleep in it.

      • Lefty Frizzell

        I prefer this one:

        Eat shit, asshole. You embody everything that’s wrong with republican
        ideology on healthcare. Sorry, shit head-on you’re getting nothing from
        me. Not one red cent. Go fuck yourself.

    • JohnBull

      An Aspirin usually does the trick. That’s funded by Obamacare, too.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Gee, if only we had some socialist single payer system this guy could get help.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Fuck this guy. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  • Greg Fuderer

    isn’t this the time when the churches the conservatives preach so hard about when decrying big government involvement in “charity” issues are supposed to belly up to the bar and save this guy.?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hey, these Gulfstream payments need to be made, guy!

  • cousin itt

    All he has to do for money is suck a few Kochs.

  • grumblestiltskin

    Obummercare can’t help him. Teh stupid will be a post-existing condition too.

  • Spotts1701

    Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency.

    Yes, it’s called insurance. Everything classified as emergency treatment is “stabilize and release”.

    • Blank Ron

      The ER staff would blink and say, ‘What exactly are we supposed to do?’ At most they’d pump him full of insulin and tell him to see his doctor. Assuming he actually has one.

  • Joshua Norton

    “We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”

    Of course you would, since that’s what all the shouty wingnut sock puppets told you to call it.

    How does it feel to be a couple idjits caught up on your own stupidity? No matter what y’all keep on telling each other, having to live with the results of your own actions is not “unfair”. It’s more like “karma”. And everyone knows she’s a bitch.

    • r€nato

      not learning from really stupid mistakes seems to be a trait with these types. Speaking of which, a recent survey showed that about half of Republicans still think the Iraq war was worth it.

      • Blank Ron

        How many of them are ex-servicemen/women, I wonder?

    • SullivanSt

      Wingnut sock puppets also told them the bill was going to give away free munniez at all times to all moochers, so imagine their surprise when they were denied after being reduced to mooching…

      • r€nato

        I would bet serious money that they just barely held themselves back from saying something along the lines of, “all those ni&&ers get their welfare and Obamaphones and we can’t get help with our medical bills from the government that we pay taxes to?”

        (I bet they say that in the company of their wingnut friends though)

        That is exactly the read-between-the-lines of the dingbat wife complaining about not getting put at the front of the line.

  • SK

    Luis has diabetes and “by his own account, [has] been inconsistent in his efforts to control his diabetes,”

    Well Luis, Fuckabee sells this weird trick for $19.95 that would make your diabetes disappear.

  • Esteban Rey

    There’s that famous “personal responsibility.”

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …right wingers are just like stray cats; “if you feed them once, they will keep on coming back”! Fortunately I learned my lesson the unapologetically idiotic Sheriff Mack.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      At least stray cats don’t vote and amass firearms.

      • Zippy

        that you know of…

      • AngryBlakGuy

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          We’re doomed.

  • sillyclucker

    You know what’s not fair? It’s not fair we can’t send people this stupid to The Republic of Dumbfuckinstan.

    • r€nato

      actually it sounds like they already live there. It’s just pronounced “South Carolina”.

  • Zippy

    “We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”

    And WE call it the “you’re a fucking moran for not participating” act

    • r€nato

      sounds like what they are pissed about is that ACA wasn’t really the “White Privilege Care Act”.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        DING DING DING DING DING

      • r€nato

        I really want to wish this guy well. I think too many of you here sound a lot like those horrible people at that 2012 GOP primary debate/freakshow who lustily applauded the idea of some guy without the means to pay for health care dying in the street.

        But man, I really have to work hard at mustering up sympathy for someone who not only refused to get health insurance… he also did not take care of his chronic health problem (diabetes)… he wastes money and destroys his health with his smoking habit… and lives in a 3000 sq ft house! I think even Jesus might have told this tool to get bent!

        • ThatDale

          Nah—Jesus would heal him, but he’d be one of the nine lepers who capered off to live healed lives without hanging about to thank the miracle worker or (one presumes) reform his ownmoral outlook.

        • bobbert

          I’ll wish him well. I will not give him any money, or support the idea that the gummint (us) should do so.

  • borninatrailer

    Are we sure that story is real? Because if I wrote that I’d feel I made the Republican healthcare hypocrite heels of the story a little too one dimensional and suspension-of-disbelief crushing.

  • VirginiaLady

    Hate to see people suffer and die, but if they gotta go it might as well be the really loud dumb ones.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    “Lang, a Republican”…no shit??

  • Esteban Rey

    I had a couple friends like this. Had some very uncomfortable times with them as they hollered about the “Chicago gangster.” Fortunately all that changed when she was diagnosed with Crohns. Suddenly they became huge supporters of the law for some reason. I don’t bring it up and say I told you so.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Maybe you should.

      • Esteban Rey

        Hey, they figured the shit out. No reason for me now to rub it in.

        • Zippy

          while I wouldn’t be too much of a dick about it, yes there is a reason to point it out. otherwise they’ll do it again on some other issue, because these clowns never learn unless you rub their noses in it

          • Esteban Rey

            In this particular case, their situation here changed their views on a variety of issues. Even the dude, who used to be one of these odious “libertarians.” Funny how coming face-to-face with disaster can alter one’s views.

          • r€nato

            indeed. Absolutely no reason to gloat about being right in this case. I just wish more libertarians would get the dose of humility they so desperately need. Then perhaps that awful ideology would die the death it deserves.

          • Zippy

            Good- glad to see they got some enlightenment

          • Esteban Rey

            Sometimes it’s hard for us, who take great interest in news and politics, to understand the mindset of someone who just doesn’t give a shit most of the time. These two became libertarians because they liked to smoke dope. It really wasn’t much more complicated than that. I don’t really talk about politics with casual acquaintances very much, as I might tend to express myself in ways that might be upsetting to others and make me unpleasant to be around at parties.

          • Zippy

            totally understand- it’s a shame that so many people are so disconnected and so turned off by politics in this country. But I really can’t blame them that much- the GOP has worked very hard at turning them off with their constant mudslinging and feces flinging, based upon the calculus that it’s easier to win elections if you can drive most voters away from the voting booth, then count on shepherding the one issue zealots to the polls with wedge issues. They don’t want an engaged populace, otherwise they’d never win a thing.

          • r€nato

            thus proving that a libertarian is just a hipster Republican who likes to get high.

          • agorabum

            Well…as long as they are now going to be voting Dem and caring about helping their fellow man, no need to rub it in.

  • Bitter Scribe

    OF COURSE he’s blaming Obama for his problems. How else do you think the Republicans could control Congress, if not for dumbasses like this guy?

    • Zippy

      BINGO- fuck up miserably, ruin your life, then blame the blah guy or the demorat or…

      But keep voting for the people most responsible for helping you fuck up your life in the first place because “freedumb”

  • Swampay

    Y’know, if I thought there was the merest shred of a chance that this asshole would be grateful and consider changing his opinion or his ways I might throw him a few bucks. But you know what? Fuck this guy.

  • SullivanSt

    Moochers mooch because they hate moochers, complain that law they hated because it was too nice to moochers gets in the way of their own mooching.

    In other words, just your run-of-the-mill Republican.

    Also too, fuck you very much John Roberts, this shit is exactly why asshats like you are not supposed to legislate from the bench, like you did when you created the Medicaid opt-out from whole clothe.

  • Wonkaholic

    So, shooting yourself in the foot without insurance doesn’t automatically qualify you for a front-of-the-line waiver from intelligence in order to get Obamacare beyond the enrollment period? Who knew?
    Also, too, can’t wait to hear Ding-a-Lang and the wingosphere start wailing about “I told you so” death panels.

  • Zippy

    Dear kind hearted libtards, please do not give these idiots any of your hard earned dollars. Rewarding stupidity is an extremely bad idea. Instead, take that empathy and apply it somewhere else to someone more deserving. If it bothers you to see these people suffer, remember there are millions of others suffering right now whose problems aren’t self inflicted and aren’t getting a ton of undeserved press, who could use a hand also too. Take that money and give it to someone who wasn’t an asshole until they needed help- donate it in these people’s name of you like. Give it to Nepal, give it to your local soup kitchen, but quit enabling idiots- otherwise they’ll never learn.

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-04-25/how-help-nepal-7-vetted-charities-doing-relief-work-following-earthquake

    • jmk

      If I can just add…. please give to Nepal… they’re one of the poorest countries on earth, they’re still trying to recover from a long-term insurgency, and the recovery from the earthquakes will be extensive and expensive.

      They could really use the help.

      • r€nato

        and I am pretty sure not a single one of them is blaming Obama for their predicament.

        • jmk

          They’re heartbreakingly grateful for a few water bottles…

        • Zippy

          that’s the thing- it may seem cold blooded, but unless you’re one of the fortunate few who can afford to give to everyone, it’s necessary to prioritize your charity. I think it’s totes fair to bounce the assholes with self inflicted problems to the bottom of the list. And I really wish our feckless MSM would give more coverage to all the people who are quietly trying to survive, instead of to clowns like this, because all that coverage can mean millions of dollars in relief

          • Blank Ron

            Said coverage occasionally surfaces, but it’s usually buried in the 9-10PM dead spot and gets less air time than the Latest Celebrity Outrage.

  • SullivanSt

    He actually can qualify for a special enrollment period, if he can afford to move.

    Which of course he probably can’t because of all those medical bills.

    • Zippy

      I bet he could get a hell of a second mortgage on that house

  • Joshua Norton

    his GoFundMe page has failed to raise much money at all.

    They should have also worked in how much they hate teh gehy. That way they could have at least cashed in on the professional homophobe gravy train.

  • Tendernob

    Mr. Lang, take this as a Learning Moment and follow these steps:

    1. Sell your home and anything else you can live without
    2. Have your wife get a McJob to bring in some income
    3. Apply for any public assistance you can
    4. Call Gov Nikki Haley and bitch at her for not expanding Medicaid
    5. Look in the mirror (while you can still see), and
    6. STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN. JEEBUS TAPDANCING CHRIST.

    • MonaLisaFrown

      You win for tapdancing. Seriously.

    • whittx

      Add to #2 Hopefully it’s somewhere that you can obtain insurance as part of her employment.

  • Callyson

    Insert GOP hypocrisy gif here…

    • SK

      ..and contrast that with the Democratic compassion by making a GIF from here

  • flifishun

    Cancer is a curable fungus.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Delicious when sautéed.

    • toomanyrappers

      *with cinnamon!! ;)

      • Joshua Norton

        No no. Cancer is curable with baking soda. Get your medical facts straight!

        • MrBlobfish

          I thought that was the bleach enema?

          • dansezlajavanaise

            no, you silly blobfish, bleach enemas are for little kids with autism. i wish more people would follow on the latest discoveries, then we might have a more educated voting public and we wouldn’t be in such a pickle. anyway, bleach enemas are for killing the parasites in their intestine, you see. after following the treatment for a while, you will see them come out in the form of pale, tubular material. some doctors have said it’s their intestine sloughing off dead tissue, but what do they know. pfft, scientist. this is true info from a mom, so you know it’s reliable. anyway, the more the kid misbehaves, the more you irrigate. and double the dose if they seem really ill. (and yes, this is really happening to hundreds of poor kids around the country).

  • Tom Ford

    This story makes me feel sad and tired, because this poor slob is a fellow citizen and fellow human being and no one should have to suffer from treatable, manageable bullshit like this. Sure, he’s a dumkoff, but life is too short and too hard as it is. I wish it was the assholes who filled this guy’s head with all kinds of lies about the ACA who had to suffer from incurable diseases. They are vicious scum.

    • toomanyrappers

      Single payer.

      • Blank Ron

        It’ll happen. But I don’t expect to see it in my lifetime. (Luckily for y’all I am teh oldz.)

    • r€nato

      I completely agree, I think we are all enjoying the schadenfreude a bit too much here… but look at this idiot! He didn’t just not get the health insurance he clearly needed… he neglected his diabetes… continues to smoke… and both he and his dingbat wife blame Obama for not creating a law that puts Luis Lang at the front of the line because he’s such a special snowflake? People as deeply stupid as this, who still get to vote, are why we can’t have nice things.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I’m always reminding myself-and others-not to judge when helping some poor down-and -outer type, even when it is obvious they have actively contributed to their own predicament. But when some entitled dickbag like this uses the very basis of your sense of compassion to smack you in the snout, Empathy Fatigue is hard to stifle.

        • r€nato

          entirely understandable. I am a huge believer in letting the other guy be the giant dick first. So long as it’s very public…

        • Gristle McThornbody

          “I’m always reminding myself-and others-not to judge when helping some poor down-and -outer type, even when it is obvious they have actively contributed to their own predicament.” But here is where I lose all compassion – they have actively contributed to the misery and suffering of countless others by voting in their greedy, selfish own-interests. And people who are that empathy-impaired never seem to make the connection that if it can happen to them, it can happen to anyone. And it can be even harder on those who have less.

      • bobbert

        I have no Schadenfreude. I’m sorry the idiot is such an idiot. But I still won’t give him a cent. There are less-idiotic people who need the cent.

    • visiblegirl

      I’ll second the sad and tired. Is he an easily swayed idiot? Yes. Unrighteously indignant and entirely to blame for his situation? Yes. But he doesn’t deserve misery, suffering, and death for that. I hope this works out for him. I’d hope that he realizes how much of an idiot he’s been, and exactly who has been preying on him this whole time, but I need to save my fantasizing for fun things.

      • MelanieWaffle

        Like coat fudge cake!

  • MrBlobfish

    Well, ain’t that a kick in the pants.

  • Fay Brewer

    I agree with the idea that they’re hypocrites, but I still wish they could get their health care too. Stupidity should not preclude humanity. We have enough inhumane Republicans as it is. Ah, well. Maybe enough Republicans will feel the pinch and bring more medicaid into places like TX.

    • toomanyrappers

      A. Stupid people shouldn’t be voting.
      B. Maybe we need a single payer system so stupid people can’t make dumb decisions. Sometimes, people REALLY do need a little help making decisions.

      • Zippy

        C. I’ll worry about them once we’ve helped all the people who weren’t dicks prior to needing that help

        • Amy!

          Yah. My best friend got hit head on. No insurance, because non-Medicaid-expansion state and income well under FPL. Should be covered by reckless driver’s liability, but … fucking scary, and scarier to know that she still can’t get insurance (well, can’t both get insurance and eat every week).

          It’s terrible that this guy is blaming Obama for problems that the party he voted for created, and that his party’s bought-and-paid-for Chief Justice smirkingly guaranteed.

          It’s more terrible, to my mind, that the folks who didn’t vote Replicant, who survive on little, with few assets, but who also don’t have insurance (though not by choice) can’t get coverage. The schadenfreude just doesn’t make soothe me while I wait and watch to see that my BF gets out of this without ending up under a bridge (and I understand the pride thing about paying for it yourself, ’cause she’s got it to the extent that I’m not sure I could give her a place to sleep and food to eat if she lost everything—or more accurately, that she would accept the offer).

          • bobbert

            Would she accept a GoFundMe? I don’t have a lot of disposable income, but I could go fifty.

  • TheBidenator

    Morans, this is what happens when you allow political ideology to trump reality

    My Obamacare has enabled me to quit smoking (well actually I did that but visiting my doctor inspired me to quit after 20 years of it), get my anxiety disorder under control which brought my blood pressure down and it’s helping me sleep at night. I also quit caffeine because of its effects on anxiety….the point is, my health is in a much better place then it was thanks to being able to see a doctor. I haven’t had an anxiety incident since January. I’m exercising more which is helping my surgically repaired leg to get stronger and I’ve lost 20 pounds due to activity and my own self imposed dietary changes. But I guess it’s more important to appease the GOP tribe than it is to get healthier thanks to being able to actually see a fucking doctor and live a longer, fuller life…

    • r€nato

      yes but you have been infected by OMGSOSHULISED MEDICINE and I am pretty sure you’re going straight to aitch-eee-double-toothpicks for that. It’s in the Bible, man. Right after that part about not baking cakes for fag weddings.

    • Gorillionaire

      Right on, man. And kudos for your accomplishments. Been there.

    • Judy Rae Jackson

      Good for you!! I quit smoking a long time ago but I remember HOW difficult it was for me to quit.

    • Last Hussar

      This is the perfect example of Marxism. The state used its position and power to help you take personal responsibility.

      You are now able to take a larger role in contributing to wider society.

      Everybody wins

      • r€nato

        I’m pretty sure that’s not Marxism, it’s a lot closer to what Bernie Sanders advocates.

  • toomanyrappers

    He can cure that for 19.99 with cinnamon, right?

  • Beowoof14

    You know this guy has been sold the bill of goods by Fox and the rest of the corporate media and he bought it hook line and sinker. Now he is sitting there without health insurance and you would think he would notice the c#@k in ass was not a democratic black guys. Nope, while the republicans are happily banging away this guy still blames Obama. Willful ignorance is tough have much pity for, yet I do, because I am one of those bleeding heart liberals who hates to see suffering that could be prevented.

    • r€nato

      I am pretty sure you can both kick him a few bucks on his GFM and call him a blithering idiot at the same time!

      • ibwilliamsi

        Plenty are doing it. I worry he’ll spend it on more Marlboro Menthols, though.

        • Zippy

          I worry that even if we all give him enough to save his ass from himself, he’ll still hate all of us and still believe we’re what’s wrong with Murica

          • r€nato

            That is more or less what happened with that asshole Richard Mack. “Thanks for the money suckers, I still hate you and I wasn’t wrong.” I can only turn the other cheek so many times.

          • Zippy

            It’s a hard lesson to learn, but one most people have to eventually figure out if they have a close friend or worse yet, a family member with an out of control addiction problem. Sometimes you have to let a person fall on their face before they’ll help themselves. Keep cleaning up their messes and the only thing an addict will learn is that they can count on you to clean up their messes. The sad part is, sometimes they really get hurt in the mean time- I wouldn’t wish blindness on anyone, even this clown.

          • MelanieWaffle

            This gives me a sad :(

          • Blank Ron

            Of course he will. He’s drunk the kool-ade. With added sugar.

        • r€nato

          I know what you mean bro. When is the white community going to demand responsibility from its people?

          • Blank Ron

            Never. Bunch’a thugs.

      • MelanieWaffle

        Exactly! You can even write a comment on his page calling him an idiot!

      • bobbert

        You can, but I won’t.

    • MrBlobfish

      Let Hannity pitch in some bucks then. He gambled with his health and lost. He can sit in his $300K house and whine all he wants. His own tribe got him in this mess. Let them pay for cleaning it up. I’ll save my compassion for the deserving.

    • AnOuthouse

      I think its less willful ignorance and more dumb as a rock. Insurance, how does it work? and why does every other middle class family have it? you know, people who have children and responsibilities and stuff.

      • bikerlaureate

        An enrollment period is sooooo complicated. It’s not faaaaaaair.

        No one should have to buy insurance until they really need it. And it should cost about a tenth of what it does. And you should be able to cancel it as soon as they’ve paid for most of your brain surgery.

    • frrolfe

      hook line and stinker

    • MelanieWaffle

      Some people enjoy analysis sex so please don’t use that as a negative ;]

  • MrBlobfish

    Walk it off, tough guy.

    • r€nato

      raise some chickens to use to pay the doctor!

    • Beaumarchais?

      Have some compassion: two Tylenols and the power of prayer.

  • Jordan Ward

    Mike Huckabee sells a Diabetes cure on his website.

  • Whollyholeyholy

    I clicked on this 100% prepared to see that it was about my brother. Oh, well. It will be eventually.

  • JohnBull

    He’s good and fucked? Good. Fuck ’em.

    • bobbert

      Slightly harsh.

  • ibwilliamsi

    “(My husband) should be at the front of
    the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,”
    Mary Lang said last week. When asked why she herself doesn’t work, Mrs. Lang replied, “Because I’m a self-entitled lazy-assed bitch.”

    • r€nato

      while these people are busy humiliating themselves by begging, would it have killed them to also admit they were wrong about Obama and ACA? And that their governor is a twatwaffle who could have helped them by permitting Medicaid expansion?

      I am constantly amazed at the degree to which some people will refuse to admit error, even when everyone around them can see it, even when it’s not just an intellectual debate but rather something that is very concrete and real like losing everything to medical bills due to your own stupidity and pigheadedness.

      • ibwilliamsi

        They’re the Jake Blues of excuses.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvujknrBuE

      • Last Hussar

        I will be using the phrase ‘Twatwaffle’ at work tomorrow. The probation officer I work with will appreciate that description of the twatwaffles we have on our case-load.

        • r€nato

          you’re welcome!

      • BigBoppa

        MMMM, twatwaffles.

      • Blank Ron

        while these people are busy humiliating themselves by begging, would it have killed them to also admit they were wrong about Obama and ACA?

        Yes. Yes, it would.

    • Judy Rae Jackson

      This was my exact thought. They need to SELL the big assed house & she needs to get her ass off the couch & get a JOB.

  • JKMas

    Him being a member of the party of Personal Responsibility(tm), maybe he ought to take some responsibility for his poor life choices. Especially since the way things are shaping up, he may not have too many more opportunities to make those.

  • JKMas

    Him being a member of the party of Personal Responsibility(tm), maybe he ought to take some responsibility for his poor life choices. Especially since the way things are shaping up, he may not have too many more opportunities to make those.

  • Herasmus B. Lyon

    Tuning up my tiny violin, preparing a stirring rendition of “My Heart Bleeds for You.”

  • Fly

    If only someone would have warned Louis, he could have protected himself from unanticipated health problems.

    • r€nato

      it might have even paid for the operation to remove his head from his ass.

    • Blank Ron

      Perhaps pay a little money every now and then into a fund that would, in case of need, pay his expenses? You could probably get other people to do that too and spread the risk around a bit.
      Nah, too much like teh socializm.

  • topjob66t

    So he worked for the banks that foreclosed on homeowners and he repaired them for resale by the banks. Karma? Is that you?

    • handyhippie65

      not all of us work for banks. mostly i work for the retired, fixing what they used to, but can’t.

      • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

        according to the article, Luis *did*

        • handyhippie65

          sorry, missed that.

    • nef05

      Which also means he had firsthand knowledge of what happens when a financial disaster hits. This dude is a grifter looking to cash in a million dollar gofundme for his illness. He hasn’t quite understood how they work. He needs to claim he went blind because he refused to work on a gay couple’s home. Then he’d get the cash he needs.

      • HogeyeGrex

        What was the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the US again?

        Oh. Right.

  • chascates

    Why don’t you order some of Mike Huckabee’s diabetes-defeating magic beans, Mr. Rightwing Jesus Boy?

  • Gorillionaire

    He got out of the ER for a mere 9,000 bucks? Do they have some sort of Piggly Wiggly version of cheap hospitals in SC or something?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It’s Dr. Nick! Hi everybody!

      • Blank Ron

        Hi Dr Nick!

    • chicken thief

      He was probably there for 10 hrs but saw the doc for 10 minutes. How long could a doc spend with someone that fucking dumb without pounding his own head through the gurney?

  • AnOuthouse

    Is it wrong that someone else’s pain brings me joy? Yes, it probably is.
    I need to go pray for my soul.
    b.r.b.
    edit: I’m back. God forgave me. I’m good to go again.

    • Blank Ron

      God is a mensch that way.

  • Gorillionaire

    Luis should just do what thousands of his fellow Americans have done in similar situations: reluctantly divorce his spouse and move in with a relative so that he can qualify for life saving Medicaid benefits. Suck it up tough guy.

    • chicken thief

      He might wanna move to a blue state also too.

      • Boscoe

        …or Mexico… or Canada… or… well, pretty much ANYWHERE.

        • Manhattan123

          He might want to move to just about any developed country. On the map, green are countries that provide universal health care, grey don’t. It looks like it’s Africa, chunks of Asia and South America…..and, er, us.

          • Blank Ron

            When Russia and Saudi Arabia – and is that ALBANIA? – have better health care systems than you do, you just might be doing it wrong.

  • BearGHAZI

    “_____should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work” says the Republican? [Scooby-doo head tilt noise]

    • Boscoe

      Hey, he EARNED the right to be a taker because REPUBLICAN.

      • bikerlaureate

        Unlike others who’ve gone bankrupt because of medical bills, who all must’ve been immoral rubes or something.

      • Blank Ron

        Ah, but he’s not a taker at all. He would NEVER be a taker. But he can’t be blamed if other people want to be givers, now, can he?

  • I’d feel bad about this if he didn’t bring it on himself. Enjoy the freedom to go blind, jackass.

  • AnOuthouse

    How about a trade? You get sterilized so we can minimize the stupid in the future and I’ll pitch in a couple bucks for your blind guy sunglasses.

  • Manhattan123

    Why do you assholes always give links to these funding pages. Fuck these people. I’m tired of liberals bailing them out and self-righteously thinking they are being good guys. Fuck these clowns.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Because that is what being liberal is about. Tossing a couple bucks at a rube so you can say to him for the rest of your life “Hey buddy, the democrats bailed you out. HAHAHAHA”
      that and we’re friggin bleedin hearts and have souls and consciences and crap. Damn it.

      • Manhattan123

        I wouldn’t mind if the guy just owned up and said, “Hey, I really fucked up. I shouldn’t have listened to the bullshit from Fox News and the GOP. I shouldn’t have voted for state politicians who refuse to expand Medicaid. At the very least, I should have bought insurance for myself on the private market like any sane adult does, especially one with known medical conditions.” But it’s his fucking arrogance and BLAMING OBAMACARE for the shithole he now finds himself in.

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Agreed 100%, but he ain’t gonna do that, it is always someone else’s fault, and no doubt should he raise the funds it will be God’s plan and such what.
          But, there is still that whole dang help people hippy crap to deal with. And the not stooping to levels, and the rising aboves and the hope that by example might we lead.
          Does not work with this type, true, but there is also the sheer fun of being able to point and go “told ya so!” that helps the bitter pills, a little. That, and lots of vodka

          • Manhattan123

            Ehh, I guarantee this guy is not reading the messages left for him. He’s looking at the dollar totals add up and yelling, “Elly May, we got us another 100 grand.”

          • bobbert

            Send money to Nepal.

    • MelanieWaffle

      Because if we don’t help him just because he is stupid, what makes us any better than conservatives? Every human has value even the idiots and hopefully he can learn from this.

      • Manhattan123

        if you want to help him, obviously go right ahead, my only point is we can’t help everyone, so why should we go out of our way to help some right-wing asshole only because his story got told in a newspaper, one who didn’t even try to help himself and is now whining that he’s not getting help from Obamacare. The money I can spare for charity goes to much better causes than this asswipe. And, sorry, he’s not going to
        “learn” from this – he’s BLAMING OBAMCARE!

        • MelanieWaffle

          You honestly make a great point and I didn’t think like that, I do kind of wish I would have put my money towards something more though also too

          • Manhattan123

            I sadly don’t have a lot of money to spare, but when I do give there is a no-kill animal shelter that I love that I give a regular contribution to every year, and then when I can some to heart-wrenching cases, like the Red Cross for the Nepal tragedy recently. But sure as hell not a dime for this guy.

          • MelanieWaffle

            Is Red Cross a safe charity to give to where the majority if monies goes to charity? Sorry I’m too lazy to look it up

          • bobbert

            Send money to Nepal. Apparently, I have already made this comment, but do it anyhow.

          • Blank Ron

            Do what I do and contribute time. Money is always welcome, but almost all of these deserving organisations are criminally understaffed. Or just do something nice for someone who needs it. I’ve been mentoring so many kids of late that I feel like Pa Duggar.

      • bobbert

        There are millions of people that need help just as much as this asshole. Give something to one of them.

      • Blank Ron

        Personal take? If he gets bailed out, he, like our beloved Sheriff Mack, will have learned nothing at all.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    See, here is where homeopathic cures are the ideal solution. A couple of super-affordable sugar pills later and ipsi pipsi, no more diabetes. A few non-vaccinations later and you’re good as new.

  • VandeGraf

    It’s the very stuff of karma. But if he really wants help, he should get him some of that there Huckabee cinnamon, and pray. A lot.

    • Blank Ron

      Cinnamon, in the form of cinnamon buns, probably contributed to his condition.

  • frrolfe

    shirley he should contact “govenor” fuckabee to get that one weird trick that will get him back to work.

  • McHitler (formerly Nuke90210)

    Get the cinnamon pills people.

    • sundaytrucker

      I’d also give you an up-vote for the McHitler name and avatar if I could.

  • gurukalehuru

    I actually do feel bad for him. And single-payer would have solved this problem.

    • Barry_D

      Or Medicaid expansion, or him signing up for Obamacare. He had to screw up personally once, and then the state (politicians whom he voted for) had to screw him (and zillions of others) over again.

  • chicken thief

    Pull yerself up by your optic nerve, you lazy taker!

    • BackDoorMan

      … the *best* comment on his GFM page… “I want to donate enough to really help you out, but I can’t figure out how to get GoFundMe to accept bootstraps”… and one that I think should be applicable in all situations like this.

      • bobbert

        Ahahahaha. Sorry. That was good.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Can we make Mandatory Irony Education a part of Common Core? There’s an dispeptic diabetic I heard about who could’ve used it.

    • Boscoe

      Well damn me for not scrolling down ONE comment below mine! LOL

  • handyhippie65

    i’ve been a self employed handyman for 18 years. and i live in a republican state that has refused to expand medicare. still have no insurance because i can’t afford it. is this where i start a gofundme to help me pay where the state won’t? i’m thinkin ’bout moving. everybody needs something fixed in their house, no matter where you live.

    • hey hh65: if you’re self employed, can you estimate your income so that it’s above 100% of the FPL? that way you can get help with your insurance costs. don’t know if you can qualify for a special enrollment period, but come open enrollment in november it might be worth a look. i’ve seen people get premiums of less than $1/month (for real – though i’m in an expansion state).

      https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/medicaid-expansion-and-you/

      • handyhippie65

        i work part time, and don’t earn enough to owe taxes. back problems, from an auto acc. indiana has a plan that costs 3% of your income. but, even that is more than i can afford. ACA website wants a third of my monthly income, without subsidies. either i continue to break the law, or move.

        • man i’m so sorry that really sucks. up here in Chi we were hearing you guys could get medicaid for $1? or maybe that’s only a limited group?

          btw: you’re not breaking the law if you’re under the tax filing threshold. not that that helps if you can’t get insurance.

          come on up to IL and pay our crazy taxes to our corrupt government and bruce rauner who’s still better than mike the wanker pence.

  • Boscoe

    This story would be so much more satisfying if conservatives were capable of comprehending irony…

  • HogeyeGrex

    ran up $9,000 in bills and exhausted his savings.

    Let’s get this straight. Motherfucker lives in a $300,000 McMansion, in SC, but only has $9k in savings?

    Sounds like his financial acumen is the equal to his keen understanding of insurance.

    • Boscoe

      Well, 9k in LIQUID assets… you don’t expect him to sell off his stock portfolio and vacation properties,do you? What kind of heartless monster ARE you? ;P

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Has he considered the miraculous advantages of a reverse mortgage. Here’s a lazy old ex-Senator and bum actor with all the details!

    • Biff52

      Yet $9K is more than most USAmericans have stashed away, myself included.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Also unlike most USAmerkins:

        Lang is a self-employed handyman who works with banks and the federal government on maintaining foreclosed properties. He has done well enough that his wife, Mary, hasn’t had to work. They live in a 3,300-square-foot home in the Legacy Park subdivision valued at more than $300,000.

        Sounds like dude is living fairly high off the hog. Knowing full well he has a medical condition that might require significant cash at any time, one might think he’d put away a bit more of that sweet gummint cash he’s been making keeping neighborhood RE values from plummeting after some poor family goes bankrupt, most likely from, yup, medical bills.

        Gotta wonder at the irony.

        I don’t have shit for savings either, but I also don’t have a mortgage on a large house. Nor do I blame my woes on that swarthy fella in the Oval Office and claim I should be at the front of the bread line. Just saying that the man has some amazingly fucked up priorities.

  • chicken thief

    “(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,” Mary Lang said…”

    There’s a name for people that walk around and don’t work – bum. He’s a fucking bum!

    ~ Vincent

    • Dee Andee

      Funny how these wingnuts always whine and carry on when something happens to THEM but don’t give two shits about it happening to anyone else. If it happens to someone else, it’s THEIR fault. If it happens to them, it’s OBAMA’S fault.

  • Sephia8

    SO much “YES!!!” in the article today!

    • Hardly Ideal

      So much MAD on my end that someone would be so willingly ignorant. But hey, your mileage may vary.

      • Sephia8

        Mad at what? He’s a fucktard and this article explains it perfectly. As much as I wish they and MANY – FAR TOO MANY – people like them were smarter than this, they just aren’t. We are watching “Idiocracy” unfold right before our eyes, and it’s like trying to put a finger on a single hole of a sieve to stop the water from draining. Their own stupidity is finally starting to kill them off. I wish it wasn’t true, but it is the sad truth.

        Tough love I guess.

  • Last Hussar

    1) Does he think he could phone an insurance company while his house is burning down just to buy that month’s house insurance?

    2) The point of insurance is that you understand you might not get anything back, but its a sort of social contract- you all put in for the few that need it. (Yeah I know – Socialism)

    3) WHAT THE FUCK sort of country lets people go blind just because they are too ill to work? (Have to be careful here – the Tories just got back in, so fuck knows how quickly they will destroy the NHS, I mean improve healthcare by selling to the highest bidder)

    4) I got to about halfway down and thought – “Hmmm will there be a now obligatory ‘GoFundMe’ link?”

    • bobbert

      2) The point of insurance is you HOPE LIKE ALL FUCK that you never need to get anything back. That’s why it’s insurance. You DON’T WANT TO COLLECT because if you do it means something really bad happened.

  • sundaytrucker

    Doesn’t work…takes no personal responsibility…wants everything for free. Typical white guy.

    • r€nato

      for reals. When will the white community demand responsibility from its people?

  • Last Hussar

    May I congratulate those people who posted (despite the ban) saying “even though this guy is a complete arse, who represents everything I oppose, I still want him to get healthcare, because he is another human being.”

    Faith in humanity restored (a little).

    • MelanieWaffle

      Wait there is a ban on saying he deserves health care?

      • Last Hussar

        We’ll never know, as Wonkette doesn’t allow commenting.

    • SnarkOff

      Word. Making sure people we don’t agree with have access to the same rights and benefits as the ones we do agree with is pretty much the cornerstone of democracy. See: Gay rights, women’s rights, racial equality…

  • Mhael

    I’ve been forced to live in SC for most of my life, for one reason or another, and frankly, I say let him deal with the consequences of HIS OWN FREEDOMY CHOICES OF FREEDOM, all on his own like a good little member of the “Party of Personal Responsibility.” He clearly hasn’t and WON’T learn his lesson, so one less of his type in this state will bring SC a little bit closer to joining the early 20th Century.

    TL;DR:

    • aureolaborealis

      That TL;DR is not selling your comment very hard.

  • Lakeside

    I truly hope that Mr. Lang gets some help. I don’t want to see anyone suffer when something can be done to help a person. Nevertheless, Mr. Lang, in the spirit of ‘freedom’: sell your house. And, Mrs. Lang: get a job…. you know, just what all those welfare queens and food stamp cheaters should do.

  • Capt.Jim

    Might want to pray just a little harder I hear that works for republicans who choose to be dumbasses.He is planning on running for office and repeal Obamacare after he is fixed right

  • trenaherringtonchapman

    Put those bread sacks over your shoes and march on down to your church….because according to the GOP, that’s what you should do when you need help.

    • Angry_Cop

      Apparently they told him to fuck right off as well. Something along the lines of “God’s already given you enough chances, dumbass.”

      • r€nato

        probably told him that he needs to be a lot more in need to get their help, considering his nice house and all.

  • tegrat

    Unfortunately it is possible for those poor souls, living in states where the fucking legislation has decided not to expand Medicaid, to simultaneously make too much to qualify for the pre-Obamacare Medicaid and too little to qualify for Obamacare. Of course, this wasn’t how the ACA was designed, we can thank the dicks in the SCOTUS for this lovely little feature.

  • ryp

    Middle class American who votes Republican? Looks like you already signed up for a GoFuckMe page.

  • MikeyArmstrong

    He should make a sign asking for help and go to a Republican town hall meeting. People will literally throw money at him when they see his sign.

    • sw19womble

      Will the sign say “I AM A FUCKING IDIOT”.

      At least try not to put your ignorant self-defeating ass in the shit, FFS.

  • middleclassman1

    He sure showed that Muslim Obama!

  • middleclassman1

    MR Lang and the people he votes for made it their mission to keep health insurance out of reach for people in situations like the Lang’s find themselves in now. KARMA IS A BITCH

    • ibwilliamsi

      Well, in all fairness the man lives in a $300k house in Fort Mill SC on the lake. Insurance was within his reach, he chose to reach for a pack of smokes and some tacky home decor instead.

  • middleclassman1

    I want him drug tested for any benefits he gets.

    • Blank Ron

      ‘I see you test positive for Metformin.’

  • onesetofeyes

    Thinking out loud here but what do you think…..
    Is this guy a potential keynote speaker at the Repukeican National Convention in 2016?

    • There’s probably a fair chance that by then Clint Eastwood will be able to argue with him on stage…

  • Chick_Tract_Fil_A

    Mary’s Faceplace looks like so many I see when a right-winger announces their ailment… which is usually cancer: “Prayers!” , “Praying 4 u!!!”, “You are in my prayers!”, “Thoughts and prayers, so sad”…

    • ibwilliamsi

      They’re good at handing out the prayers, but taking responsibility for themselves and paying their bills so that we Nazi’s don’t have to bail them out when they get sick? Not so much.

    • Dee Andee

      Prayers don’t require having to get up off the couch or write a check. ;-)

      • Biff52

        It’s literally the least they can do!

        • bobbert

          Actually, there’s less. Follow along as I don’t give a fuck.

  • John

    At least he’ll die knowing that he never took any of that black man’s health care money! HOORAY FREEDOM!

  • r€nato
  • MelanieWaffle

    Shit, everyone deserves help no matter how dumb. As much as I’d like to leave this guy out to dry, our job as good people is to help him in whatever way we can. If we done are we any better than republicans?

    • Cowpocalypse_Now

      No it’s not our job. Just ask Ron Paul. Here he is splainin it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irx_QXsJiao

      This guy got EXACTLY what he wanted according to Ron Paul. Freedom. Now freedom is spreading his cheeks and giving back and this is EXACTLY what this guy wanted….until it turned around and bit him for it of course. All the time he can’t be bothered to take responsibility for his own actions.

      Fuck this hypocrit.

      • MelanieWaffle

        I’m not blaming you for your opinion, I agree this guy made his own hardcore mistakes, but, if My Little Pony taught me anything is that we should forgive and give our friendship where it’s needed. Also fire the orbital friendship beam.

        • Cowpocalypse_Now

          No, this is what these people want so who are we to judge. Why do you hate freedom so much that you want to get in the way of his? By helping you are taking away his freedom to get himself in this predicament all the time blaming anyone but himself.

          You sound like a communist by wanting to help….not a true freedom loving patriot….lol. Yes I can laugh because fuck these hypocrits that’s why.

          • MelanieWaffle

            Oh I found the irony hilarious! I’m not even going to pretend I didn’t laugh at his stupidity but I still feel a little bad for him.

          • Kat Anyperson

            I’m actually with you, Melanie. While he could have prevented this situation, this isn’t a good case of Asshole Schadenfreude. It’s just sad.

            The simple fact is we live in a world where the powers that be have a vested interest in keeping the general population distracted and stupid. How many billions have been spent on misleading the population about the ACA? How many billions have been spent on dismantling public education or “preaching the controversy”, the idiotic notion that just because one HAS an opinion that it is of equal weight to an expert in the field. As long as there is profit to be made through deception, the public will continue to be deceived.

            Besides, we don’t know if this dude is even capable of understanding his situation. Dunning-Kruger is always a possibility. Intelligence and common sense are privileges many forget about.

          • orygoon

            I don’t call it irony when a diabetic who doesn’t take his meds religiously and who doesn’t quit smoking starts to go blind. I call it a predictable, expected outcome.

          • Blank Ron

            Hell, that can happen even if you’re obsessive about managing the condition. To pretend it would never, ever be a problem demonstrates either endemic stupidity or heroic levels of ignorance, or the kind of long-term memory a goldfish would pity.

          • OrdinaryJoe

            It’s god’s will.

          • BloviateMe

            Melanie, you are a saint and far better than I. I suppose if I sensed even the slightest bit of contrition, I might have some sympathy, but he makes it so very, very hard…

          • bobbert

            Seriously, there are millions of people in the US, and hundred of millions of people in the world, who are at least as bad off as this guy, and who are not, as yet, demonstrable assholes. Feel sorry for him, but if you’re going to help somebody, help some of THEM.

        • MAZS

          Where’s his church? Won’t it step up and pay his medical bills? I’m guessing he is one of those “we-don’t-need-no-stinkin’-government-safety programs” because faith-based charitable organizations will cover those exigencies. I feel somewhat sorry for him, but the ACA really only works if everyone has insurance one way or another. And as others have stated, it is easy to find better people who are suffering worse fates who are going without.

          • Cowpocalypse_Now

            Maybe people need it spelled out in crayon. This is how insurance works. You are supposed to get it before you need it.

            It’s like this guy was driving around without auto insurance because…..freedom and because he refuses to listen to some black president telling him he needs to buy auto insurance that’s why.

            Then he gets into an accident and now he is complaining that he cannot now buy insurance to get his car fixed so that now is also apparently Obamas fault. See, Tyrant Obama made it so that you have to get insurance before you need it. Before Obama that wasn’t the case or something. Seriously fuck these hypocrits with a used rusty needle.

          • Amy!

            They can’t sell that house before his eyes aren’t fixable, though.

            He’s a dick. But I can’t hate him enough to wish him blind.

          • bobbert

            Second mortgage. Days.

        • I’ve gotten to the point of telling these people “Looking for sympathy? Check the dictionary, it’s right before syphilis.”

          • OrdinaryJoe

            …and after STUPID.

        • sw19womble

          needz maor pillowz!

        • Blank Ron

          It’s also taught us that if we persist in our foolish behaviour there WILL be consequences. ALWAYS.
          I wish I could feel empathy towards him, especially as I contracted Type II myself some years ago. But his entitled whining and refusal to live in the same world as the rest of us compels me to wait until we get a genuine ‘I’m sorry’ first.
          Sometimes I am not the best pony.

    • Gristle McThornbody

      We pay our fair share of taxes and we vote for politicians with a heart and conscience.

      As we sit here typing, there are millions of people in much worse straits than this joker, better people, kinder people, who through no fault of their own are suffering. Just because Lang can pull together a GFM page doesn’t mean he should be the recipient of anyone’s sympathy or money. He can sell his damn house and pay for his treatment himself.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Talk the talk. Walk the walk. Life is hard but it’s really hard when you live stupid.

    • SnarkOff

      I stand with you on this one.

    • Cowpocalypse_Now

      He has a 300k house he can sell or take out a 2nd mortgage or ? That would make you a sucker in my book.

      • r€nato

        considering how completely hapless he is at making sound financial decisions for himself and his wife, I bet he does not have a whole lot of equity in that house.

    • Josh Weinstein

      He has a $300k house, his wife has never worked, he never had insurance because he was too cheap to pay for it and he took a gamble. And he lost. How about selling his house? He can use whatever equity he has towards his medical bills. He isn’t working, so he should probably go live in a tiny apartment anyway. Or, how about his anti-Obama taker wife get off her you-know-what and get a job? That is what REPUBLICANS would be saying if this were a black man that needed help.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Mrs. Gomer needs to spend less time whining about Obama and more time on her knees praying to Jeebuzzz for a miracle. Isn’t that the Looneytarian take away here?

      • marecek21

        You are ABSOLUTELY right.

    • dudelette

      Because this guy would let you rot in a ditch rather than help you. Attrition and triage are necessary.

    • Patrick Kervin

      He’s just too big to fail.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      2015 Darwin Award nominee. Beyond out help.

    • bobbert

      Help somebody who deserves it.

    • Nine

      I agree. True compassion is not only for the deserving.

      However, my resources are limited, and I think that money donated for palliative care for his case of terminal derp (of which his other conditions are both common co-morbidities) not only reduces funds that could be more effectively allocated, but will probably end up being used to actively increase the suffering of others.

      I am considering offering a prayer on the GFM site, but it would be taken wrongly. I believe that God is blessing him real hard right now and my prayer would be that he receive the lessons of humility and compassion that he is being so uncomfortably blessed with.

      • r€nato

        I could not agree with you more! One of my favorite sayings when confronted with a cruel or arrogant asshole or libertarian (but i repeat myself) who loves to shit on the poor and unfortunate is, “may your god grant you the humility of which you are so desperately in need.”

  • I smell an, “Prove it’s all Obama’s Fault By Bailing Me Out” GoFundMe campaign in this man’s near future…

    • nmmagyar

      He has one. And it isn’t the rousing success the others have been. I think people are catching on the GoFundMe is not actually health insurance

      • Mehmeisterjr

        A representative comment on this dumdum’s GoFundMe page reads:

        “Eat shit, asshole. You embody everything that’s wrong with republican
        ideology on healthcare. Sorry, shit head-on you’re getting nothing from
        me. Not one red cent. Go fuck yourself.”

        So I guess these whining baggers are running out of credibility.

      • GoFundMe is not actually health insurance

        It’s ironic that such a sentence ever had to be typed…yet there it is.

      • Notnerb

        He could get all the money he needed if he just added “PS – The gays wanted me to bake something for them” to the bottom of his little money beg

        • marecek21

          He’s a handyman. He should say a group of illegal alien Rastafari gays who want to impose Sharia law (that covers most of the GOP’s hated groups, just don’t try to see any logic in it) wanted him to refurbish their orgy room. When he refused the gang used their voodoo, put a hex on him, causing him to lose his eyesight.

    • nmmagyar

      He has one. And it isn’t the rousing success the others have been. I think people are catching on the GoFundMe is not actually health insurance

  • Serolf Divad

    “For now, Lang qualifies only for a South Carolina Medicaid plan that covers checkups and family planning. The aged (65 and older), blind and disabled get more extensive coverage.”

    Well, look on the bright side: he’ll soon qualify for South Carolina’s “more extensive coverage.”

    • BarbR7

      Well, not actually because he hasn’t applied for it and apparently does not plan to. It takes too long and is too much trouble to apply, so he started a GoFundMe campaign and complained to the press to appeal to others to take care of him.

    • Biff52

      I predict he’ll get 100% coverage, much sooner than he expects.

    • BloviateMe

      Well, in his case, not so much looking at the bright side, as much as feeling the bright side.

  • Josh Weinstein

    Hey, why doesn’t he just go to the emergency room? Republicans tell me that you can get whatever treatment you need there, and for free. Never mind that it isn’t actually true…

    • dandyhighwayman

      They do surgery at Walgreens too, I hear.

      • sw19womble

        A crazy guy outside Walgreens once offered to give me a free appendectomy. Or words to that effect.

        Strangely enough, it was in the Republicanist enclave of San Jose, and not the Tenderloin in downtown San Francisco.

        The incident is now starting to make a whole lot more sense to me :)

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I’m not sure whether the applicable proverb is “Don’t look a gift appendectomy in the intestine” or “Beware of Greeks bearing appendectomies.” In either case, that crazy guy outside Walgreens seems to have been more on the ball that Mr. & Mrs. Lang, who seem to have emerged full blown from an article in The Onion.

        • bobbert

          San Jose is hardly a Republicanist enclave. Unless you were in Almaden.

          • sw19womble

            San Jose city limits are ridiculously expansive, so yes I shouldn’t generalise. All I know is that any conservative dick I’ve met in my short-but-regular bursts of time spent in the Bay Area actually live (or claim to live) in San Jose.

  • Lisztman

    Excellent!

    There will always be those persons who, when things go awry, insist on passing the blame to someone else (in this case, the President obviously, very personally and insidiously, targeted, specifically, HIM). All I can do is shake my head.

    The stupid runs deep in this one.

  • There are none so blind as those who will not see;
    And now Luis will be as blind as blind can be.

  • sw19womble

    Proof that
    a) evolution exists, and/or
    b) that dinosaurs become extinct.
    oh and a bonus c)

  • pegleggreg

    first, Benghazi. second you gotta respect somebody willing to go blind for his beliefs sorta like when the romans used to burn out the christians eyes third why doesn’t Ben call up his buddies and get free surgery for this guy

    • marecek21

      Why doesn’t Ben do it himself?

  • dudelette

    I guarantee that he hasn’t paid Social Security or taxes on most of the money he’s made as a self-employed handyman, and when it comes time to retire he’s going to start whining about how he’s getting almost no Social Security. Oh, wah.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Poster boy for Redumblican health care: don’t get sick, if you do, die quickly.

    • marecek21

      And blame Obama (or maybe FDR) that it is a flawed system.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      He’s a handyman with a $300,000 house and a stay at home wife….of course he isn’t paying taxes.

  • Patrick Kervin

    Some sassy commenters on gofundme.com.

    • Coldblooded, someone get Rick James in here.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I read through a bunch of comments and they ranged from straight-out fuck you messages to I pity your stupidity but don’t have a $300,000 home so no dough from me. I wonder whether his whole story is bullshit, considering the cracks that are emerging in his story.

      • r€nato

        right? It’s such a perfect storm of ODS, white privilege, and stupidity, I almost suspect a James O’Keefe ratfuck job.

  • Notnerb

    I just checked out the article.

    You’d think that if you were going to have your picture taken for a story where you cry about how you’re suffering from diabetes (and somehow blaming Obamacare for it even though you made the choice to refuse insurance because FREEDOM… and possibly BENGHAZI) you might want to remove the pack of cigarettes from your pocket first!

    At least try to make it appear that you’re doing something to take a small bit of personal responsibility… oops, I forgot, for Republicans personal responsibility is just something OTHER people should be practicing

  • Vicious Babushka

    Maybe if he says how much he hates a bunch of gays, Dana Loesch will promote his GoFundMe

  • I can’t stop laughing that this idiot lives in a $300,000 house and somehow only had 9k in savings. I live in a studio and have more than that stashed in my freezer.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It’s stuff like that that makes me suspect this is hoax. Whether it is a joke hoax or a ripoff hoax, I dunno but nothing seems to add up.

      • Natalie

        How doesn’t it? This is what the right thinks — and this is the result of that stubborness. This is surely happening all the time to folks who run into a medical problem that they can’t afford. It’d just so STUPID that it’s difficult to swallow. I know someone just as ridiculous as this guy — middle aged white woman in Illinois with two degrees that is milking every gov’t program available to ANYONE because she can’t provide for her and her kid — insurance, housing, food — but still votes for the most conservative republican EVERY election. I always asked what she would do if the person that she voted for actually WON and dismantled all of the services that keep her and her child (with TONS of health problems) alive; and every time………..crickets. I stopped talking to her long ago because it’s really hard talking to a crazy person who speaks so ill of so many others constantly; those other people being Democrats of course. Unbelievable.

    • phxflyguy

      Probably because he lives in a 3,300 square ft home, is “self-employed”, smokes, probably drinks, paid his own medical bills out of pocket instead of getting insurance, etc. while having improperly managed diabetes. He’s not exactly a long-term thinker, is he? Probably not much of thinker at all. I’m surprised he had that much money saved up.

      • DahBoner

        The sad thing is that the average cost for annual diabetes treatment (or even pregnancy ) is about the cost of an average deductible ($5K), so even with insurance, he’d have to pay out of pocket anyway…
        http://media3.giphy.com/media/XuBJvrKHutnkQ/giphy.gif

        • muskratboy

          You think $5K is the cost of an average pregnancy? Man, you found some bargain-basement doctors, I’ll give you that.

    • Blank Ron

      Just out of curiousity, what’s your address and when are you usually at work?

      • marecek21

        Beat me to it.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Fuck this guy. um, with votes.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Sorry Billy Joe Bob. Karma never forgets an address. And now it found yours.

  • Alex Grey

    That’s only strike one…

  • chief_warrant

    Maybe he could move to Texas …when they declare martial law and round up all republicans maybe he could get treatment at the fema camp …or maybe they’ll just throw him in a wal-mart tunnel

    • marecek21

      Or maybe they will “death panel” him.

  • BackDoorMan

    Having just refreshed his GFM page, I see the donations are still coming in… so I suppose those contributing don’t have a problem with the circumstances surrounding his situation. Perhaps they themselves don’t have insurance and are hoping they too can depend on the largess of others to bail them out when the time comes? (except for the Canuck who donated $100 for some reason – while our own universal health care is being slowly chipped away by the Conservatard government here).

    • aldehyde

      It actually seems like mostly people who supported the ACA and just feel bad for the guy despite all his efforts to hurt himself and his chances as receiving the care he needs. I don’t see many Republicans making donations to this Taker.

      • r€nato

        it would help if he blamed the fags marrying for his predicament, but he wasn’t even bright enough to take the pack of cigs out of his pocket before they shot the picture.

    • Tbone

      Fucking bleeding hearts.

  • BloviateMe

    Brilliant. I’m going to drop my car insurance premiums, and only reinstate them from the scene of any accident I may be involved in.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I’m going to cancel my homeowner’s insurance, then set a match to my house and when my principal care fireman advises me to throw water on it, throw gasoline on it instead. Then I’m going misdirect the firetrucks and bitch about not being able to obtain homeowner’s insurance. And then I’ll vote for Heb Bush.

      • r€nato

        and then after that punch yourself in the crotch repeatedly while blaming Obama for your nutsack ache? OW MY BALLS

    • SusieQZee

      Makes me wonder if the fool even HAS car insurance…or homeowners…or life… whatever. My guess is that his wife who has been lucky enough to be a stay at home wife and mother had better brush up on her work skills. Thanks to her husband’s (and her own) self-centered stupidity, she’s going to have to hit the bricks and get that minimum wage job to stay afloat…or will they be too proud to do even that much I wonder. What just staggers me is how she said how he should be at the front of the line for his health care because of how sick he is. That really takes a special kind of stupid.

      • marecek21

        “What just staggers me is how she said how he should be at the front of the line for his health care because of how sick he is. That really takes a special kind of stupid.”

        The level of their narcissism is simply breathtaking.

    • Tbone

      That’s cool, but only if you blame Obama for it.

  • motmelere

    Get well, dumbass, get well.

  • bobbert

    You know, I am kind of sorry for the stupid self-absorbed jackass. I’m not entirely clear on why there have to be “open-enrollment periods”, but I assume it’s because the ACA is NOT, in fact, socialized health care, but rather a mechanism to steer more folks into a better-regulated insurance regime.

    With socialized health care, the stupid self-absorbed jackass would be automatically covered. Is that irony? Never mind.

    Oh, although I’m kind of sorry, I’m not going to give him a penny, because there are still millions of non-self-absorbed-jackass Americans who need that penny.

    • r€nato

      even if he were automatically covered, he’d still be whining about how he couldn’t get to see a doctor RIGHT NOW ahead of everyone else. But at least he’d stand a chance of having his vision issues addressed so that he can remain a productive, tax-paying member of society. As it is now he is well down the road to being one of those welfare cases he probably complains so bitterly about while watching Fox News Channel.

    • Natalie

      I think they need that time to process and activate everyone that enrolls for that period (it’s a LOT); and also allow the pay-ins to be applied to the program to the cover costs. This being a new program for us, they need the downtime to apply those things. Down the line, I’m sure that enrollment is intended to be open at all times (that’s the way it’s worked for all the other countries that have similar programs). Takes time.

    • DS

      There are open enrollment periods (and periods when you can’t sign up) so that people don’t *just* sign up when they know they’re about to stick the insurance company with a $30,000 bill after making their first payment. If people could sign up whenever they wanted, everyone would do so on the way to the surgery room – leaving the insurance companies with no customers but the already sick & injured, who would cancel their policies as soon as they checked out of hospital again. Everyone would make a single payment to start the policy, and then cash out hundreds/thousands/millions in medical bills, and then stop making future payments until the policy was cancelled. And as any business owner knows, paying out more than you take in is a quick way to go out of business.

      • Josh Weinstein

        Exactly right. Would you expect to be able to buy auto insurance AFTER you had a car accident or homeowners insurance AFTER your house burned down? Even MEDICARE has enrollment periods! A person receiving social security CAN refuse to sign up for and pay for medicare if they choose to do so. But if they want to sign up later on, they have to wait for an open enrollment period AND they have to pay higher monthly premiums. If you allowed people to sign up for insurance only when they are about to have large claims, the system would go bankrupt. The bills of the sick are paid for by the premiums of the healthy. That is the way insurance works.

  • DahBoner


    “(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,”

    With all due respect mam’n, it sounds like your husband’s already at the front of the line for the Republican alternative to Obamacare…

    “Just die already”
    © The G.O.P.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/1Pk22gwx26vYI/giphy.gif

    • Mehmeisterjr

      This is the best reply yet to this idiot. All the up-carets!

    • Theresa_from_Texas

      Please read and share the following – Luis
      Lang v. Robert Cline
      He didn’t want a waiver! He wanted
      insurance.
      http://www.dailykos.com/blog/tessdarberville
      and to help, go to http://www.gofundme.com/medicalforrobert

      • marecek21

        Okay, I have seen this post about 8 times already. Would you knock it off already?!!!

        • Theresa_from_Texas

          I am sorry, I didn’t know there was a limit to the number of times someone was allowed to post a link or to comment. I suppose, you could just scroll on past it, but it’s much easier to post a comment calling me out for posting a link to a story about my own husband. http://www.gofundme.com/medicalforrobert

  • Luis Lang? I thought that was Superman’s girlfriend.

    • preachy

      No silly, that was Lana Lang. No wait, she was SuperBOY’s squeeze. Or was it Lucy Loveless. Maybe Linda Lovelace? Too many ELLs!!!!!!!

  • Alan

    The comments on that GFM page are pure gold.

  • Trippin McZoink

    “Lang, a Republican, says he knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency”

    Because Republicans preach personal responsibility but are leeches themselves.

    • Josh Weinstein

      You are SO RIGHT! I know a Republican couple and they are THE BIGGEST TAKERS on the planet! They have 5 kids and get food stamps, but they constantly complain about the “illegals” and how too many people are just taking advantage of the system. They too have no health insurance and no interest in becoming insured. When they need medical care, they expect the hospital to eat the cost. They NEVER pay their bills, unless something is going to be disconnected. They always cry the blues about not having enough money, yet they spend on fun stuff and bullshit like they were millionaires. They NEVER cook at home. They are, of course, blameless for their own situation. When things go wrong, it is always SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT! They constantly leech off of everybody and they MAKE ME SICK! Yet for some reason, people always seem to help them. Be it their relatives, or friends, or the government. Or, they luck out. I guess it is true, God takes care of fools and children.

  • Gary Johnston

    Yet another example of Darwinism weeding the stupid out of the gene pool.

    • rachelmap

      Only if his stupidity kills him before he reproduces.

    • marecek21

      Unfortunately, society can often cause a tendency that reverses what Darwin observed: negative natural selection.

  • SusieQZee

    Well said.

  • The Truth Whisperer

    If good people want to donate to a person deserving of charity, this 15yr old Special Olympics gold medal winner needs a vehicle that can accommodate his wheelchair.http://www.gofundme.com/RE8MUG Hell if you know of a program or car dealer that can work with this family please let them know!

  • UnsaltedSinner

    I think I can see where this is headed: Bleeding heart liberals will donate enough money to pay for his surgery, and then Lang will declare that this proves America doesn’t need Obama’s filthy socialist healthcare, ’cause Luis Lang managed just fine without it.

    • SciLaw

      That’s why I’ll pass on donating to this ingrate.

  • Mike Bennet

    Authors like this make me despise liberals on a deep, visceral level.

    • Law

      Your hatred for other people is rooted in deep neurotic issues of your own.

      But don’t worry, if you’re a conservative, you won’t pay for your own healthcare and will go blind, thus you won’t have to read anyone else’s writings anymore, anyway.

      • Mike Bennet

        I’m not the one calling a man who may go blind a “motherfkcer” and pretending its legitimate political commentary.

    • Tbone

      U mad bro?

      • Mike Bennet

        Your old lady took care of it.

    • Josh Weinstein

      Why? Should the media not have reported this since it contradicts the Republican mantra of Obamacare = Bad?

    • Gregory Brown

      Tell me what’s not factual, here Mike Bennet. Tell me, using things like REASON and FACTS why this make you despise liberals — who wanted the Langs to have health insurance — on a “deep, visceral level.”

      • Mike Bennet

        I was talking about calling someone who may go blind a “motherfcker”

  • FoxNewsAlert

    Thank you Langs! You both made a compelling argument for Single Payer.

  • r€nato

    “his GoFundMe page has failed to raise much money at all.”

    as of the evening of Wed 5/13, he is halfway to his goal ($15K of $30K). He has also posted three updates to his original message, including an acknowledgment that most of his donations have been from liberals. Oh and he’s quite illiterate, about as illiterate as a typical teabagger.

  • Culture Club Warrior

    I seem to remember the audience at one of the 2012 Republican debates cheering at the prospect of letting someone in this exact position die because they refused to obtain health insurance. As a Republican, doesn’t he have an obligation to do just that?

    • marecek21

      I think a question was asked whether, if someone had had access to insurance, but had declined to buy it and was now in need of emergency medical care but had not money, should the government pay for his treatment. Ron Paul said, “NO!” and the audience cheered.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Seriously, what’s with these Republicans and their principles? He should be proud and happy to die for his beliefs!

  • Theresa_from_Texas
  • Mavenmaven

    Face it, Luis, now that you can’t work you are, in the words of Fox news, just another non working entitlement seeking lazy goodfornothing looking to “suck at the nipple of the tax payers’ dollar”.

  • Mavenmaven

    Face it, Luis, now that you can’t work you are, in the words of Fox news, just another non working entitlement seeking lazy goodfornothing looking to “suck at the nipple of the tax payers’ dollar”.

    • marecek21

      So he should do the inevitable and become a Democrat!

      • Jeff Mathis

        NO, he should go frikken die and decrease the surplus population of idiots. If you had a pre existing condition like that and allowed your yourself to get into that trick bag when there was a clear way out then you deserve to go blind, stroke out and get the heck out of this life cause your dumb as a bag of hammers. I’m not a Democrat so I can’t speak for them but why would they want an idiot to come over to their side. They already have there own idiots.

  • Blackest Noobs

    Kaili!!!!! right the right on!!!

  • fifthdentist

    I bet this guy owns about 20 guns, because it would be crazy (in his mind) to leave himself vulnerable to sudden death at the hands of Al Kada and Ben Ghazi and the Sharia, but he won’t buy a product that will protect him in the event of something that is inevitable for all of us: needing health care at some point in our lives.
    And that’s conservatism in a nutshell: Spending insane sums of money on nonexistent threats while ignoring real ones.

    • marecek21

      Absolutely brilliant! I especially love “Al Kada and Ben Ghazi”.

  • barkway

    Even if he had purchased insurance, there’s a chance they might not have paid some or all of his costs if the stroke could be shown to be due to his pre-existing diabetes. They have to sell you insurance if you have a pre-existing condition but they do NOT have to pay costs associated with one. Review your health plan summary. It’s right there in black and white (usually in the sample costs examples).

    • Josh Weinstein
      • barkway

        The info at that link says they cannot refuse to cover you (which I said, and which means offer you insurance) but it does NOT say thry must PAY for costs arising from pre-existing conditons (and they don’t). And read additional reply above. I posted it as a reply to my own by accident instead of to yours.

        • Gibscreen

          From that link: “Once you have insurance, they can’t refuse to cover treatment for your pre-existing condition.”

          Yeah that was tough to figure out. Now go troll somewhere else.

          • barkway

            My plan summary (a PPO Silver with accompanying HSA) says they can. So did my agent who assisted me in finding a plan. It’s an Exchange plan.

          • PS85

            You admit that your medical costs are covered. Now what kind of costs are you talking about that they don’t cover? You are being very vague.

    • barkway

      Yes it is true. I have it on the authority of my insurance company and agent. They will not cover costs arising from care for conditions related to anything pre-existing before we purchased the policy. I’d takr a picture of the text in my plan summary that says so but I can’t post a picture here. And our plan is an Exchange plan (Silver. PPO)

  • barkway

    We don’t have the “opportunity to afford insurance.” We have a mandate to buy it whether we can afford it or not from for-profit, private companies (such as they exist in whatever state and area, rural or urban, you live in) or face a tax penalty. Who is the govt to tell my family what we can afford? The % of income stipulations for subsidies are a joke and leave many middle class families paying the full cost and for plans that only pay less than 50% of the medical bills. And what about that “no more than 9.5% of your income” promise? It doesn’t include deductibles, OOP, co-pays, or co-ins. Once you add up the true cost of the insurance, it comes to more like 30%-35% of your income. Ours is 34%. And don’t even get me started on the incompetence of those at the Exchange. We nearly lost our insurance because of their errors and screw ups in communicating with our insurance company, and then were told we’d have to wait until Nov open enrollment to get insurance again. The ACA is great for those receiving Medicaid or high subsidies, & those living in urban areas who benefit from large ins pools and many choices for both ins and health services. For most everyone else, it’s mostly a disaster. The reports we consistently hear only say how many more people have ins now but we never hear about peoples’ experiences trying to use it or afford what they were told by the beancounters in DC that they should be able to afford. What we really need is single payer or universal.

    • Josh Weinstein

      I agree with the need for single-payer. But Republicans would never go for that because it would put the insurance companies out of business. I think it is inevitable, but I don’t know when it will happen.

      As to deductibles and co-pays, EVERY insurance policy has those. They had them BEFORE Obamacare and they have them now. So, blaming the President for that is ridiculous.

      I will grant you that it is too early to know yet what people’s experiences will be when they need to use their insurance. But the same was true before Obamacare. Many Americans said they were happy with their health plans. When they asked those people if they had ever used their insurance, most had not or only used it for a yearly checkup, which is usually covered at no cost. If they surveyed people and asked how many who had USED their health plan were happy with it, I’m sure the percentage would be a lot less.

      When I had private insurance, before I retired, I learned REALLY QUICKLY that just because you HAVE the insurance does not mean that they will COVER you, even for conditions that are covered. Insurance companies have a million “outs” to get out of covering people. Obamacare is supposed to have changed that. Since I am not enrolled in private health insurance anymore (I have Medicare) I cannot say whether that is true or not.

      All in all, while Obamacare is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. I have always asked the Republicans, what is THEIR plan? But beyond them saying they would allow people to not pay tax on the money they spent for premiums, they don’t have one. That is not helping anyone. If a person cannot afford insurance, a tax deduction will not likely help them. The only thing that would do is allow wealthier taxpayers who had private policies to get a tax deduction.

      Certainly, there have been no horror stories, as the Republicans claimed would happen. Cats are not marrying dogs and fish are not flying. The economy hasn’t taken a hit. Hospitals have not shut their doors en-mass.

      • barkway

        Don’t recall blaming the President for co-pays and co-insursnce. I said it was not true that insurance would cost no more than 9.5% of your income as he promised. As for hospitals closing, several in Florida (where I live) have closed. Google it.

      • barkway

        and btw, my spouse has medicare but I do not, not being old enough yet (and we have a 22yr old dependent on my plan) so we are forced to carry the costs of TWO insurance plans (medicare isn’t free despite what many believe). And we had to include my spouse’s SocSec in our MAGI for the purposes of calculating what the govt says we should be able to afford for the insurance for myself and my son (totally ignoring the fact that the $ from Soc Sec is also used to pay for the medicare).

    • WampusKat

      Unfortunately, the American public is just not that into single-payer:
      http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/oct/01/michaelmoore/michael-moore-claims-majority-favor-single-payer-h/

      Nor is the American public willing to pay the taxes necessary to support a single-payer health care system, regardless of the wisdom of such a system:
      http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/18/single-payer-advocates-express-anger/20602225/

      Until single-payer advocates get the public squarely behind socialized medicine, stop throwing public hissy fits in denial of the realities, come up with a plan to change public opinion, and stop assisting in the election of Tea Party fascists opposed to any and all government programs, single-payer will never happen. Those are the realities of the situation, regardless of your refusal to acknowledge it.

      P.S. I’m not the one who needs convincing. The public at large needs to be convinced. So far, lying and tantrums are not helping.

  • marecek21

    “(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues,”

    Sounds like something a parasitic socialist moocher would say.

  • OneDemin EOr

    Moran is now sick Moran.

  • LADY MABELINE

    I would wager these fools read Breibart and listen to that shrill pusedo intellectual Mark Levine.

  • Magic Juan

    Typical republican(person or company) that bitches and moans about people that need help have only themselves to blame, until they need help, then they blame the people that won’t give them help.

  • Trance Will

    Regardless of the fact that he had acquired protection, there’s a chance they may not have paid some or the greater part of his expenses if the stroke could be indicated to be because of his prior diabetes. They need to offer you protection in the event that you have a previous condition yet they don’t need to pay expenses connected with one.

    Trance Will | fort mill family law

  • Ryan Denniston
  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    People actually have given this fool money?

    http://www.gofundme.com/s78e9w

  • JackLinks
  • foobar

    Obamacare is a transfer of wealth. From those that foremerely bought medical insurance that covered conditions that THEY agree to pay for vs being forced to by medical insurance that covers conditions they’ll never experience so that other assholes perpetutually on welfare can get free medical insurance.
    Only democrats voted for obamacare. ONLY DEMOCRATS VOTED for obamacare. This was passed with the FULL CONSENT Of insurance companies with the understanding that they would have a captive customer base in exchange for supporting obamacare. So based on this arrangement the insurance companies agreed to support it. NOWHERE were the republicans involved in this. This was completely ‘architected’ by the democrats and they all purchase shares in insurance companies as a result of passing this bill.

    Before. If you didn’t want insurance or couldn’t pay for it then you didn’t have to worry about being fined(i.e. taxed). Now you better hope that you’re either on welfare or make less than $10k/yr so that you don’t have to pay or be on medicaid or be able to purchase private insurance which has skyrocketed.

    The solution to people with no insurance was to keep records on WHO was receiving service and forcing them to pay something from their welfare or salary to cover some portion of the service fee. But no.That intrudes on their privacy. C’mon. There’s no privacy today for anything. So obamacare, obama phones etc all became a system to purchase votes for the democrats.

    I hope trump gets elected and lifts the cross state protectionism that existed before obamacare that insurance companies lobbied for to limit pricing competition. Then it will be a true market place driven service. But we cannot have the ‘poor’ be exempt from paying something for services. They’ll just have to choose between booze and drugs and medical care. They should be forced to their priorities straight.

    Obamacare is a tax, the fed controls who you’re allowed to see for what And what services are available to you. Why? It’s my money.

    Why do I want the government to control who I get to see and pay for services that I decide I want and need?

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