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Ron Paul supporters mourn death of gay campaign chair With no health insurance, Snyder leaves $400K in hospital bills

Ron Paul supporters mourn death of gay campaign chair

By LOU CHIBBARO JR, Washington Blade | Jul 16, 10:22 AM

Activists belonging to the libertarian wing of the Republican Party continue to mourn the loss of Kent Snyder, a 49-year-old gay political operative credited with propelling the presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) into a national, grassroots movement that raised more than $35 million.

Snyder, who served as Paul’s campaign chair, died of pneumonia on June 26 after being hospitalized for about two months and after running up medical bills exceeding $400,000, according to friends and family members, who said he did not have health insurance.

Gay staffers from the Paul campaign, some speaking on condition that they not be identified, said they learned about Snyder’s unpaid medical bills from a web site created by his friends that calls on Paul supporters to contribute to a special fund to help Snyder’s family pay the bills, which come mostly from a two-month hospitalization. So far, the site (kentsnyder.com) has raised about $32,000.

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Ron Paul on Homosexuality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIeW0DY64bE

What you believe to be true, is true to you... "until you change your mind"

So what? He was gay. What difference does that make?

Such a big deal made over him not having HIV. So what if he did? His life was his own to live. I'm not going to knock anyone who's gay and sick.

Maybe those shocked by him not having health insurance should look at how much the man was being paid. I buy my own heath insurance, why couldn't he?

If he had a pre-existing condition, no coverage the campaign offered would have helped.

Just a reason to bash libertarians while getting their socialistic message out. Are the Socialists donating to the medical bill fund?

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Exactly. The leftist media

Exactly. The leftist media always does this. They note his homosexuality, which is utterly irrelevant, yet if someone were to mention that a leftist was gay, that person would be lambasted.

Likewise, when a Republican is involved in a scandal, their party affiliation is mentioned prominently. Yet when it's a Democrat, the party is either not mentioned, or only in passing, near the end.

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"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy...You have to understand most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it". - Morpheus

Bit more of the truth (partial anyway) comes out.

Kent's relatives (aka Mom, since he was single and childless) are really NOT "on the hook" for the hospital bills... it is his ESTATE that will have to pay.

And the sale of the ASSETS of that estate (to pay the medical bills) will mean that they do not stand to inherit much, and in fact stand to lose the "free ride" they were getting by living on Kent's support.

So the chip-in is really an attempt to help the relatives can inherit the property (properties?) that he owned.

No mention is made of whether his relatives had any source of income outside of Mr. Snyder. (Pensions? Social Security? etc. Any of which ought to be sufficient to provide a small apartment for his mother... though perhaps not in the "Beltway.")

And the "pre-existing" condition which purportedly prevented him from purchasing health insurance was some "blood disorder."

Still a lot of vague euphemisms here... but the picture is becoming clearer.

Oh, and we see that Kent's devoted friends and campaign coworkers all managed to chip-in a couple of bucks each (which must have been a great sacrifice on their part... of course no "sacrifice" is mentioned... simply that they gave "what they could").

Hmmm...

Wow.... I don't see the big

Wow.... I don't see the big deal.

When I heard about Kent Snyder's death and his medical bills/lack of insurance, all I thought was, "Wow, that's really unfortunate." I didn't freak out because he didn't have health insurance... I can't imagine why so many people care whether or not someone has insurance or not.

Whats a

campaign chair?

If he had a man in that position he might have done better!

Now.......don't be typical.

at least this article shows

at least this article shows that Ron Is true to his word! he accepts all not by what color , creed , religion or personal sexual prefrences but by what the person can do! everyone is equal under the Constitution.. no one has special rights above anyone else!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

Actually, I as a

Actually, I as a heterosexual DO have special rights above homosexuals. They're only asking for equal rights, which social conservatives refuse to grant them.

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Kent not having insurance

Kent not having insurance surprised me, but if he had pre-existing conditions he may have been denied coverage. The whole thing is a damn shame.

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Honestly?

I had no idea he was gay...
Now that I know, what difference did it make? Di anyone count how many times the term 'gay' was used in the article, though. Nothing like transparent
MSM coverage to drive the 'hidden' message home...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

I may not know the truth, but I know when I'm being lied to...

That's the thing. It's not

That's the thing. It's not good enough to ignore the issue, just as it's not good enough to be "color-blind" with non-Caucasian races. We are expected to drink egalitarian Kool-Aid, because our culture and media are incapable of thinking in an anti-socialist, non-collectivist manner.

To me, Kent Snyder is a man I did not know, who apparently had a lot of friends in the movement. He was not a gay man to me, because I could not possibly care less what his sexuality was--just as I, also, could not possibly care less about the health care and insurance issues.

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Consider the source

of the article... "Washington Blade" (as in Gay Blade?") a gay oriented paper.
Every article they have is gay this, gay that. Just pandering to their audience.

Oh I see. I assumed it was

Oh I see.

I assumed it was MSM.

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Rest in Peace Kent.

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I got news for you

Kent Snyder set up an office in heaven and still leads this campaign joined by Aaron Russo George Carlin and many others...
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George Carlin?

Have you seen his comments on gods and religions? But you picture him in heaven, because you liked his politics? Do I have that about right?
George would be amused, guess I will just have to be amused for him.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

I know George was a militant Atheist

but he spoke the truth and I love all of his videos on youtube.All of them.
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I was going to say, whether

I was going to say, whether or not you believe in heaven, Carlin's unlikely to be there.

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he woke up so many people

and for that reason he should be there.........
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Well the good news is that

Well the good news is that there is no heaven for him to be denied entry to. It's a silly fairy tale. The material that once comprised George Carlin is now being turned into something else, the same as everybody else who ever lived. Adults should not need fairy tales to comfort them.

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abso fucking lutely

right on.

if i believed in such a place as heaven - you're right spot on.

I smell a hit piece

Classic divide & conquer propaganda technique.
Of course nobody can know Kent's true medical situation except for himself and his doctors, every other opinion is irrelevant.

Who. That tactless thought

Who. That tactless thought isnt offensive to this man's struggle or his family's burdens.

The Gay Angle Is The Hook

That's how media works.The point is that the article had enough substance to accomplish 2 positive things: Publicity grabbing attention that acquainted a reluctant audience to certain salient features of the Ron Paul campaign; Hopefully spurred a few more contributions to help the cause of a dedicated Ron Paul supporter. The insurance issue was blah, blah, blah filler.

It seems that this whole

It seems that this whole health insurance thing is being beaten over the head, again and again. He had a pre-existing condition, thus no insurance company would insure him. End of story.

I have kidney disease, and received a transplant in April. Currently, I am on my father's insurance, but in 2 years, I'll be off it. I will have problems finding another insurance company to cover me.

His lifestyle was his...

business as well as it seems that it's the campaign's business if they choose to provide insurance or not. Besides that, it sounds like Snyder was sick even before the campaign and he wouldn't necessarily be insurable.

Bleeding Disorder Info

As a parent of a child who does have a bleeding disorder (who knows; may be the same one KS had), I'd just like to mention that depending on the type and level of bleeding disorder, those who have it aren't necessarily "sick" (meaning, of course, "ill"), and live virtually regular lifestyles.

If you're severely allergic to bee stings, then you're not "sick" but have an adverse reaction to certain events -- same with many forms of various bleeding disorders.

And yeah...even though my child has a very mild form of the disorder, insurance is not available, or, rather, not possible; the few companies that do over such coverage do so with a price tag that is beyond laughable.

Meanwhile, one bottle (26 doses) of my child's necessary medicine is over $700. Wheeeee!...(now do you see why I have 20- and 10- year old cars and have no worries about losing any "portfolio" in the bank collapses?)

You have my sympathy!

Actually one of my relatives suffers from cystic fibrosis. I may get some beating here, but we are very happy the basic costs of his treatment and medicine are covered by the public health system. Of course it would have been impossible for him to get a private health insurance (we have a two tiere system in Germany). He is now a smart twenty year old youth about to leave home. Though his parents have a good income and ,being medical doctors, can provide for some treatment too, I wonder if they (having another child) could have afforded all the care and treatment without this "socialist" help. Having said this, our health system is on the brink of breakdown too. (Actually, the "funny" thing is, the private insurance companies want to get rid of their risk and to get it nationalized). And of course you may argue, if my relatives had to pay less taxes they could have afforded the treatment.
I am really sitting on the fence here.

Dr. Paul cured my apathy

Ron Paul was right

Let me help you off the fence

No argument that it feels great when someone else picks up your large medical tab. But that great feeling gets crushed by years of someone else picking your pocket to surreptitiously pay for that tab, and hundreds of thousands of other tabs, and millions of other-issue tabs that you may or may not wish to support with YOUR dollars (er, Marks?).

It's like putting fifty cents into one of those candy/prize dispensers at the supermarket for your kid, and in return, you get a little clear plastic container with a cheap sticker inside. You do get a prize, but you end up paying far more than it was worth.

Yep, if less taxes had to be paid, that would certainly help people pay for their own insurance. But there's also the Big Phama relationship with government, not to mention the meddling FDA, that also has to be eradicated before we'd ever see prices and availability of medicines and services to come to a reasonable price point.

All of which only supports the libertarian approach to the issue.