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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.

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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The medical system and the insurance system is goi... by Mike Preston on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:28:34 AM
"taxed by inflation"and 9/11 Mythology? What h-e-l... by SherryGT on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:47:58 AM
When I read this report the other day I went ... by Robert Tracey on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:38:19 PM
I am 65 and disabled. Have received social securit... by Char Stellamaris on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 7:29:35 PM
...make me accept and pay for" comment... Th... by Jill Herendeen on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:26:15 AM
Ron Paul is a doctor....why didn't he treat Kent h... by Peace Lover on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:21:25 PM
BUT for different reasons then you, Peace Lover. M... by Ms Nan on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:42:35 PM
If Dr Paul The Elder is such a hero - how did his ... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:24:02 PM
& probably retired now... by Jill Herendeen on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:14:11 AM
He is/was a doctor and could have helped out. Lo... by Peace Lover on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 9:27:06 PM
Gee Bob, I guess it's Ron Paul's fault that Snyder... by linda jordan on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:05:32 PM
The reason libertarians do not support *government... by Alice Lillie on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 2:31:40 PM
I'm forced to pay for things all the time that I'm... by J. Edward Tremlett on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:21:58 PM
The HMO's & Insurance Co's are  extortion... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:34:42 PM
What a silly article, attacking us for what we adv... by Darren Wolfe on Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:40:33 PM
We should all take up a collection and get you a g... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:41:06 PM
When Rob Kall or I or anyone else makes truthful s... by Ed Martin on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:27:18 AM
Ed, Ron Paul has made a career of pissing people o... by Robert Tracey on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 4:24:33 PM
Where were you Libertoonians when Ray-gun was ... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 6:58:27 PM
My question is..why did he die of pneumonia..and h... by BARB BF on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 9:17:41 AM
All I can say is thank God (whoever SHE is) that w... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:56:28 PM
All I can say is thank God (whoever SHE is) that w... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 6:44:11 PM
Ron Paul is the first politician I've ever given m... by Tom James on Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 10:21:13 PM
Tom, Dr. Paul does not advocate no government. Tha... by Robert Tracey on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 12:38:38 PM
.....do the libertarians always side with the psyc... by Terry Smythe on Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 7:02:55 PM
Robert,I do have 'some' understanding of the econo... by Tom James on Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 9:34:47 AM