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...there was a morning show on KGO Radio in San Francisco with Jim Dunbar, Ted Wygant and Melanie Morgan (in the corner you can see the old-fashioned teletype and IBM Selectric typewriter. I loved that typewriter!

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from left to right, Lucy Thomas (former Executive Producer) Mickey Luckoff (former GM) Ronn Owens (current KGO talk show host) Melanie Morgan (me) Ray Taliaferro (former host) and Spider Cantley, producer of the Leukemia Cure-A-Thon

Loyal Obama Supporters Lose Health Insurance, Infuriated

San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.

Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietitian and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me.

The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage — a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The couple would need to find another one. The cost would be around double what they pay now, but the benefits would be worse.

“From all of the sob stories I’ve heard and read, ours is the most extreme,” Lee told me in an email last week.

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