John McCain ‘very confident’ he’ll beat cancer with help from Obamacare

Two months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, Senator John McCain is feeling optimistic about his chances at survival.

“I’m facing a challenge, but I’ve faced other challenges,” McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper last week. “And I’m very confident about getting through this one as well.”

Doctors discovered a brain tumor in July while removing a blood clot from above McCain’s left eye. The 81-year-old senator from Arizona told Tapper that, thanks to “new technologies that I won’t bother you with the details of,” his future looks bright.

“The prognosis is pretty good,” McCain said. “Look, this is a very vicious form of cancer that I’m facing, but all the results so far are excellent.”

Pretty impressive stuff. The senator’s premium Affordable Care Act coverage, 72 percent-subsidized by the state, paired with special congressional access to diagnostics and emergency care mostly funded by the government, is really working wonders.

Congrats, John.

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