Leaving a note asking that their children be taken care of, a New York City couple jumped to their death early Friday because they could no longer afford their health care costs.
The bodies of the 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman — who claimed they had had a “wonderful life” — were found in the middle of the street on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues in Murray Hill after the pair jumped from the 9th-floor window of a 17-story corner office building on Madison Avenue at about 5:45 a.m., police said, reported The New York Post.
Police state that the woman had a note in her pocket reading, “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.”
The man had a typed note in his pocket that began: “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.”
“Patricia and I had everything in life,” read the note, which mentioned the couple’s “financial spiral” and how “we can not live with” the “financial reality.”
The note contained words to the effect: “’We both have medical issues, we just can’t afford the health care.’”
Their deaths came just hours before the U.S. Senate decided to wait on the repeal of Obamacare, a huge set-back for the agenda of President Trump and Republicans.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)