Saturday, September 19, 2009

Shocker! Story from Obama's Health Care Speech Turns Out to Be False (Video)

In his speech to Congress, President Obama cited an Illinois man who lost his insurance during chemotherapy for his failure to report gallstones that he didn't even know about. Obama said that the man died as a result of this cancellation of his insurance.

Mr. President, yet again, you are a liar.

The Wall Street Journal has proved the President sorely incorrect.

President Barack Obama, seeking to make a case for health-insurance regulation, told a poignant story to a joint session of Congress last week. An Illinois man getting chemotherapy was dropped from his insurance plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about.

"They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it," the president said in the nationally televised address.

In fact, the man, Otto S. Raddatz, didn't die because the insurance company rescinded his coverage once he became ill, an act known as recission. The efforts of his sister and the office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan got Mr. Raddatz's policy reinstated within three weeks of his April 2005 rescission and secured a life-extending stem-cell transplant for him. Mr. Raddatz died this year, nearly four years after the insurance showdown.

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1 comment:

  1. Yes Sir, shocking huh. It just goes on and on. I have said it before and I will say it again, I have figured out how to tell when Obama is NOT lying. Its when his lips are NOT moving. I enjoy your blog. I appreciate your dedication. Keep up the good work. I'm going to add this blog my blog roll. Check out it out