Apparently, this sob story is supposed to make you favor government-subsidized heath insurance. But this is what I see when I read this poster:
I am 34 years old and health insurance is so over-regulated that it is difficult and expensive to procure. Because my employer does not subsidize heath insurance, I made the decision to gamble that I would not need any. That gamble failed when I became really sick.
Because I am a good person, nothing really bad should ever happen to me, so I immediately tried to pawn my expensive problem off on someone else. Insurance, a regime in which many people pay a little money for the possibility that they may someday need a lot of money, turned me down because there was a 100% certainty that I would need a lot of money immediately.
Luckily for me, President Obama has set up a government handout scheme and called it insurance. Even though my premiums will never pay for my procedure (and I can stop paying them as soon as I am done with it, anyway), PCIP doesn't care because, unlike private insurers, they can always raise taxes to get more money.
Thank you, President Obama, for screwing over the people who actually paid for insurance and taxpayers everywhere by directing government money to me so that I don't have to pay for the consequences of my earlier bad decision.
(Photo from http://giveneyestosee.com/blog/)