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For too many, help will come too late
USA Today

During the final weeks of the health reform debate, Democrats brought an 11-year-old boy to Capitol Hill to illustrate the cruelties of the dysfunctional system they were trying to fix. Young Marcelas Owens’ mother, Democrats said, had gotten sick, lost her job, lost her health insurance and died from a treatable illness because she couldn’t get the care she needed.

Conservative pundits seethed at what they said was exploitation, none more than Rush Limbaugh, who addressed the Seattle boy from his radio show: “Well, your mom would have still died, because ObamaCare doesn’t kick in until 2014.”

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