Cancer patient critical of ObamaCare now facing IRS audit

kelly-elliotBill Elliot‘s heart-rending response to having his health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare tugged at America’s heart strings early this month.

His story may have also drawn the focus of the Internal Revenue Service.

Appearing on “The Kelly File” in early November, Elliot explained to host Megyn Kelly that he could not afford the new premiums in the federal exchange and did not want to “burden” his family with the cost, saying he’ll pay the fine for not having health insurance and “just let nature take its course.”

Kelly was unable to mask the devastation of that comment on her face.

Initially, Elliot’s story took a turn for the better when a health insurance broker helped him keep his existing insurance plan, at least until he learned that he’s being audited by the IRS.

According to a report in Front Page Magazine:

[Elliot] went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.

Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.

Elliot was critical of President Obama in his appearance on Fox News. When asked to respond to the president’s quasi-apology for saying “if you like your current plan, you can keep it,” he said: “I believe that was more of an insult to me and other people who have been cancelled.”

That he finds himself being audited may be little more than a coincident, but it would not be the first time a critic of the president found himself up against the agency.

Dr. Ben Carson, the former surgeon who criticized Obama’s leadership and his health care plan at the National Prayer Breakfast in February told Fox News he was unfairly targeted by the IRS because of his comments.

And the scandal involving the IRS intentionally going after conservative groups remains fresh on the minds of many Americans, even though Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to interview a single group unfairly targeted.

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About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at tom@bizpacreview.com

  • Eric

    Still think Obama is god, EliseR aka Elise Stevens?

  • Robert Archer

    Why should we put up with this abuse from our government? We should go to the fair tax system and take this tool of harrassment away from those in our government that are anything but fair to the American People!

    • Teddi

      The IRS must be deconstructed, there is no other way to correct the inherent problem that exists…

  • Lorraine Stuart

    This is what a socialist country does. Abuse of power. This sorry excuse for a President lied his way into office. I hope the people that voted for him can see that, but again people that are liberals will think he does no wrong.

  • LawMom3

    This is a really stupid attack on the President. People get audited every day, but I also find him hard to believe because his claim about not being able to afford Obamacare is so easily disproved..

    Elliott was either ignorant or lying because a quick check shows that he’s actually eligible for far more decent coverage and actual caps on his liability through the ACA. It’s criminal how Fox and right wing pundits are encouraging ignorance and not investigating any of the claims.

    http://www.newshounds.us/megyn_kelly_s_phony_obamacare_victim_doesn_t_need_to_die_11082013

    • lildebrarae

      The the only link you post isn’t even a real ‘news’ source.

      It’s a left wing ‘opinion’ piece ….

      “I think Elliot must be lying …” Yet of course your asinine link doesn’t offer one shred of proof that he is.

      Like the left wing opinion piece, you have proven that you don’t have one shred of credibility.

      Yet ….I have all this link from a LIBERAL source no less proving that not only is the IRS ‘guilty’ of targeting conservative groups …but in fact apologized for it.

      http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/irs-apologizes-tea-party-conservatives-faced-higher-scrutiny-19166236

      So much for your ‘lies’.

      • LawMom3

        Hahahahahaha! That’s your “proof”, a story from MAY 2013 about IRS “targeting” of conservative groups seeking 501(c)(4) nonprofit status? Too bad you never noticed that it turned out the IRS was also looking at liberal/progressive groups, too. The reality is that such groups have been exploiting the 501(c)(4) designation to set up openly political organizations – which goes against the purpose of the law – and that NONE of them should enjoy this status.

        As for Mr. Elliott, kindly show your proof (of which you have none, of course) of his being targeted. Show me where the conclusion that he would benefit by having an ACA plan is wrong – you won’t be able.

        Get your head out of the sand and do some actual research instead of repeating stupid lies about the ACA.

        • lildebrarae

          Unlike your opinion piece, my piece actually proves what it says. And unlike your opinion piece it comes for a legitimate news source (a LIBERAL source no less).

          “HAHAHAHAH! That’s your ‘proof’ a story from …….”

          FYI I unlike your ‘opinion piece’ I ‘did’ actual research.

          Unlike ‘you’ …which means ……

          So much for ‘you’.

          • LawMom3

            Your “research” isn’t even about Obamacare. It’s not even about individual tax liability. It’s story – largely discredited – that only conservatives were targeted by the IRS for their flagrant abuse of 501(c)(4) status. You have not refuted ANYTHING I posted and if that’s what you call research then it’s clear you are utterly unfamiliar with principles of critical thinking.

          • lildebrarae

            This is the bull crap link you posted.

            http://www.newshounds.us/megyn_kelly_s_phony_obamacare_victim_doesn_t_need_to_die_11082013

            Now I proved your bull crap link WRONG with posting THIS from a actual news source.

            http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/irs-apologizes-tea-party-conservatives-faced-higher-scrutiny-19166236

            Then you HAHAHAHAH it’s such a joke.

            And yes I proved that what you posted was indeed a ‘joke’, and a pathetic one at that.

            You were the one who said the IRS couldn’t possibly be targeting him. And then you whine that I’m OFF TOPIC for proving that the IRS was in fact targeting Conservatives.

            And then you ‘lie’ saying that it was proven ‘false’ …And yet again you fail to post one link to prove it.

            Thank you for proving the depths to which your pathetic desperation will drive you …and as for “OBAMA CARE”.

            So much for ‘your’ input.

          • Howard Turner

            ive come to realize that throwing facts at a liberal is like throwing hamburger at a parakeet it doesn’t eat hamburger it doesn’t like hamburger therefore it ignores hamburger much like facts to a liberal

          • lildebrarae

            Sad, and true.

          • Arden Hale

            No, the story wasn’t discredited. The head of the IRS, a liberal who admitted to being bad at math in a news interview resigned. She didn’t resign over a false story. And the IRS didn’t issue an apology or make an admission because the accusations were false. The hearings are still going on.

        • Zeda

          You are so full of crap and you really don’t know what you are talking about! Your pathetic denial is all one needs to realize that you are so infatuated with this impostor that you can’t see the real truth. It is a waste of breath talking to the likes of you because you don’t want to know the truth. The cheapest insurance would be affordable for him, possibly yes, but it will not cover all of the catastrophic care that man needs or will need should he live. He would need the most expensive plan (most likely with a supplemental insurance policy) to get the treatment to extend his life. Medicare and Medicaid will also not cover catastrophic expenses without a supplemental policy either. I know because I am on it! I suppose next you will be trying to convince us that there will be no rationing a.k.a. death panels to deal with… Just stfu woman and pay closer attention!!!

        • Arden Hale

          The proof is that the Obama administration gave the IRS instructions to stop the flow of money to conservative groups via sworn testimony in a court of law. You for all your talk cannot disprove this. Let’s see some proof, against sworn testimony. And the fact that the IRS itself admitted it was targeting conservative groups. Apologized and its former head resigned. No, you kindly show proof of anything you said about him having excellent options. Start with what proof you have of his current coverage, financial status and factual information. Because you say so isn’t good enough.

        • Howard Turner

          200+ conservative groups were help up on there application for investigation and only 4 liberal groups sounds to me like they were using a very small percentage of liberal groups to try to cover their azz when the truth came out

    • francoamerian

      FOX does not have to encourage ignorance. The Democrats and this government come by that attribute naturally. They have it in their genes. If they don’t come by it naturally, they are taught it.
      You seem to prove that point by your comments.

      • LawMom3

        But you haven’t refuted anything I wrote, so I guess you’re conceding my points. The reality is that Mr. Elliott had excellent options available to him through the ACA and for whatever reason chose not to avail himself of them, and then whined about how unfair it was that he couldn’t have insurance. Ignorance is okay as long as you’re willing to rectify it by educating yourself. Willful ignorance is just stupidity, and willfully claiming this man had no options when in fact he had plenty and they were better than his previous options is just plain stupid and misleading.

        As to the false meme that the mean old IRS is targeting Mr. Elliott, get real. It’s his 2009 tax return, LOTS of people get audited because of anomalies showing up in tax returns, and most audits are resolved pretty quickly without harm to the taxpayer. If he owes, he owes, and if he doesn’t he doesn’t. Even if they decide he owes they’ll work with him on paying the deficiency.

        • lildebrarae

          Look whose talking here a lying troll bot who can only post a ‘opinion’ piece from a left wing mag rag to bolster your talking points.

          And again …my link from ABC no less … proves you wrong.

          http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/irs-apologizes-tea-party-conservatives-faced-higher-scrutiny-19166236

          So much for ‘you’.

        • Arden Hale

          I’ll be happy to refute you. 1. There are no excellent options available through ACA. 2. You haven’t produced any evidence that Mr Elliot had any options. 3. He lost his health care which makes anything you say false. 4. The Obama administration by admission has repeatedly audited people it views as enemies and those audits have been unlawful.

        • Eman

          Did you listen to this man? He liked his health care, he wanted to keep his health care, he was told be your idiot in charge that he could…you speak of options? Whether your options are viable or not is not the point! Who the hell are you or anyone else to tell this man what is best for him? This is exactly what must be fought against, when a majority can impose their will against a minority you no longer have freedom.

    • Frank Dissinger

      I did exactly what you said, I went to the web site put in my information, I have no existing conditions. My premium was 175% higher in the ACA. I then put my parents in. They are retired with an income under $4,000 a month. Their premium was $1300 a month with an 80/20 plan and a $9000 deductible. The ACA in actuality is almost 50% of their total income. How can you even imply that this is better. The only ignorance that I see is from those that will not pull their head out of the Democratic Donkeys Ass!!!!!

    • Pete Bohnhof

      Why would you defend a corrupt president that so obviously hates America & Americans? Wake up and get behind your country against it’s clear enemy or get tossed aside.

    • Arden Hale

      A liberal fact checker again. You cite no evidence whatsoever. Give no verification for your statements. You are simply offering your opinion without any corroborating information. It is criminal to make fraudulent claims about someone’s income when you have no evidence. Obamacare is clearly a substandard to the plans people already had.

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      Are you a hacker? How else could you have access to his personal data? Who are you to determine what coverage he is eligible for or can afford? This isn’t the first person to speak out against BHO who had a vindictive audit scheduled. This man has cancer that may be terminal. The stress of thinking about an audit won’t help. If life was fair you would be audited back to 2003.

      • LawMom3

        He gave all we needed to know about his personal data – his age, his state, and his general income level. If he’s not going to be able to afford food on an ACA plan that means he has a low income. It’s called deductive reasoning. You should try it sometime. That’s ALL we need to know in order to get an idea of what he’s eligible for (that and whether he’s a smoker, which I’m assuming he’s not). Nothing else necessary.

    • Toni Sroka Dudlo

      How in the hell do you know what he can or can’t afford? Are you with the NSA or IRS that you know his income?????? Next you’ll tell me that I can afford the insurance through ACA. After I pay my rent and utility bills, a car payment, as I need the transportation, I have nothing left for food. I get a measly $56.00 in food stamps, and do all this on disability. I am not eligible for Medicare yet, and have found out that I would have to buy supplemental insurance to cover what medicaid/medicare doesn’t cover. I don’t have cancer, but my illness can kill me at anytime, there is no cure yet for it. I don’t go out to eat, my clothes are so old I look like a bag lady when I do go somewhere, can’t even afford used clothing. There are no longer affordable insurance plans. The deductibles alone are outrageous. As far as the attack on BO, get your head out of your behind, he is destroying our country, and when he’s done using you liberturds, you’ll be in the same place as the rest of us. Lay off the kool-aid.

      • LawMom3

        You haven’re even explored the possibilities of the ACA, have you? From what you describe you would be entitled to subsidies. I’ll bet you live in a state which turned down the Medicaid expansion, but you’ll happily vote your Republican reps back into office even though they’re the reason you’re having such a hard time. You clearly qualify for it or for subsidies, just as that cancer patient would, but no, you’ll keep on prattling about “libturds” even as you vote against your own best interests.

        • Zeda

          Subsidies are NOT free! You do NOT know what you are talking about! She just said she has NOTHING left after paying her bills! You don’t really listen to people do you? It is becoming very apparent why you are still in that mind set…

          I suppose you missed my earlier post to you so here it is again for good measure…

          You are so full of crap and you really don’t know what you are talking about! Your pathetic denial is all one needs to realize that you are so infatuated with this impostor that you can’t see the real truth. It is a waste of breath talking to the likes of you because you don’t want to know the truth. The cheapest insurance would be possibly be affordable for him, and possibly to Toni (if you can remember who that is), but it will not cover all of the catastrophic care that man needs or will need should he live. He would need the most expensive plan (most likely with a supplemental insurance policy) to get the treatment to extend his life. Medicare and Medicaid will also not cover catastrophic expenses without a supplemental policy either. I know because I am on it! I suppose next you will be trying to convince us that there will be no rationing a.k.a. death panels to deal with… Just stfu woman and pay closer attention!!!

          • LawMom3

            And I’ll bet you were also four square in favor of rejecting the Medicaid expansion, which would have addressed MANY of these issues. BTW, you misunderstand the issue of catastrophic coverage. I can tell you’ve never been on the ACA website because if you had been you would know that there is a “worst case scenario” for out of pocket expenses. In other words, it’s catastrophic coverage because you can only incur so much in a year.

            As for subsidies, if you’re on Medicaid then you should be raising cain about losing the Medicaid expansion, however, you would also be eligible for a subsidy under the ACA as long as you’re bringing in enough money to afford it.

            Of course subsidies aren’t free, but they cost a hell of a lot less than waiting until catastrophe hits and then covering the acute care costs at the hospital which you’ll then discharge in bankruptcy or for which you would be judgment proof.

            Naturally, we could solve the whole problem by making it universal health care with single payer, or by resorting to a public option.

          • Marv Sammons

            lawmom, I don’t know where you get off selling ACA the way you do. I am 54, never been uninsured since I have been an adult. I have made many difficult decisions along the way to keep my family insured including working jobs for less than my unemployment benefits when no job in my field was available and paying COBRA premiums that cost most of my income on others.

            ACA raised my premium 59% this year for the exact same coverage I had last year. It is still not compliant and my employers H.R. director has told me to prepare for an even larger increase next year.

            The increase in premiums nets more than the increase in my salary over the last 30 months.

            The reason for this is a part of the ACA called the “shared responsibility clause”

            This forces employers to choose insurance which offers “affordability” to their lowest wage earners (<9.5% of income) or face $3000 per employee fines.

            This ACA compliant insurance pays nothing, has deductibles near the max out of pocket. Those employees which want to continue with traditional plans that actually cover medical care were made to subsidize these lower earners, just as suggested in the NE Journal of Medicine article I have linked here

          • Marv Sammons
          • Zeda

            I wouldn’t place that bet if I were you! You still don’t know what you are talking about! Don’t believe everything you read! Yes I have been on the site! What part of “can’t afford it” is so confusing to you because you obviously are not getting it! Why is it that you do not believe Elliot when he says he can not afford it? That is pretty narrow minded thinking for someone that does not even know the man, or me…

    • Junior Chase

      LawMom?? Not so good with the law after all.

  • DailyKenn

    Is it Obamerica or Obamamerica?

  • aimhigh1

    Be careful what you post here. You may be audited next!!!!
    This is the most corrupt administration in history!! Chicago politics on a National level!!

  • Doug

    Pay me now or pay me later. Tom…. it’s coincidence.