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Obama Repeatedly Lied About His Mother’s Health Care

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 7: 50 AM

From September, 2007 through the passage of Obamacare, Obama repeatedly told various versions of the following story about the health insurance problems his mother had during her last illness:

“I remember in the last month of her life, she wasn’t thinking about how to get well, she wasn’t thinking about coming to terms with her own mortality, she was thinking about whether or not insurance was going to cover the medical bills and whether our family would be bankrupt as a consequence,”

Turns out it’s a lie. Obama’s mother had all but the deductible portion of her medical bills paid by her health insurance, which also paid her airfare from Jakarta to Hawaii where she was treated. She was denied disability coverage for her living expenses because her disability was established before the disability policy became effective. That’s a completely different story. You can’t wait until you are disabled to take out disability insurance. It’s all recounted in an admiring biography of Ann Dunham and in a column by Byron York.

Obamacare rests on a foundation of lies, this being only one. Another reason, if any were needed, to repeal it.

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  1. One Hand Clapping said, on Sunday, July 31, 2011, 4: 34 PM at 4:34 PM

    According to Presidential spokesman Nicholas Papas, “The President has told this story based on his recollection of events that took place more than 15 years ago.” Ordinarily, I would agree that the passage of time dims a memory of specifics. In this case, however, Ann Dunham identified Barack Obama as her lawyer in her challenge to Cigna’s denial of disability coverage. One would hope that, as her lawyer, Mr Obama would be sharp on the facts. It’s disingenuous to suggest that Ms. Dunham’s “lawyer” was fuzzy on the fact that this was a disability denial, not a health insurance denial. I call foul on Papas’ spin.


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