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Reprint from 7/08: Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $40

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For at least the past week, my 2008 article on Ron Paul, 
Gawker just discovered, Center for American Progress reports following Gawker, Truthout is now reporting-- what Opednews reported in July 2008.

Gawker's headline

here's a reprint below and here's the link to the original article, published July 5, 2008
Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

What a testament to the Libertarian creed, which abhors the idea of universal health care. This loyal, passionate man, who died too young, left his family a debt of $400,000 in medical bills.

Who knows whether he put off getting treatment for the pneumonia that killed him because he was uninsured. 

Kent Snyder did some amazing work on the Ron Paul Campaign and is remembered as a "libertarian giant"- by Lew Rockwell, on the libertarian site, Lew Rockwell.com. 

The Wall Street journal reports that Kent, more than anyone else, persuaded Ron Paul to run for president. And Kent, according the the WSJ, developed what "ultimately became a $35 million operation with 250 employees that helped deliver more than one million votes for the Texas congressman's bid in the Republican nominating contest."- 

Ron Paul posted this message about Snyder on his website: ""Like so many in our movement, Kent sacrificed much for the cause of liberty, Kent poured every ounce of his being into our fight for freedom. He will always hold a place in my heart and in the hearts of my family." 

Sadly, the Libertarian heart apparently does not include health care. The poor guy raised tens of millions of dollars and couldn't afford the $300-$600 a month that COBRA medical insurance would have cost. 



Paul has some good ideas-- get out of Iraq, get the US out of a lot of other countries. But his opposition to government, to universal health care-- these ideas just don't work-- and his campaign manager's death makes a tragic example of it. 

website has been created to help raise the $400,000 to pay the medical bills.

 

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The guy who supported the looney Libertarian deter... by Terry Smythe on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:06:49 PM
he may have the right idea about foreign wars but ... by Michael Shaw on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:18:38 PM
Mr. Shaw I have been reading your comments.  ... by AAA AAA on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:57:01 PM
then things become more clear. Look at the Koch br... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:56:55 PM
The guy apparently died AFTER he left the employme... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 9:07:22 PM