I don’t know if this is covered anywhere else, but Obama’s use of “cancelled” insurance policies were complete distortions.
One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn’t reported gallstones that he didn’t even know about. They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it. Another woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne. By the time she had her insurance reinstated, her breast cancer had more than doubled in size.
On the man from Illinois:(see page 5 of transcript link)
The company relented and Otto received his stem cell transplant. He was able to live 3 more years before passing away earlier this year.
On the woman , who was a nurse, with just “acne” who was cancelled:
In May 2008, I went to the dermatologist for acne. A word was written on my chart and
interpreted incorrectly as meaning pre-cancerous.
The woman got the surgery months later and the tumor had grown in the meantime, which is horrible. But knowing that the insurance company thought this woman had a cancer diagnosis just 6 months before she applied for coverage puts their action into some perspective.
Some of these cases of recinded coverage are aggregious and wrong, and there are probably ways that targeted legislation could help prevent such things from happening without completely overhauling the entire system. The left does not care about effectiveness or targeting real problems. They just want control.
President Obama should not distort the truth to scare the American people into supporting healthcare legislation, and the media should call him out on it.
By the way, isn’t that supposed to be the left’s greatest obsession with Bush? That he lied / distored the truth about WMD in Iraq just to get “his” war? How is this any different, other than the numerous other world leaders, foreign intelligence agencies, and liberal US politicians who also believed the WMD were there?
One if by land, Two if by sea, Three if from within.