The truth is, I don't know where to start with posting about ObamaCare
Natoma Canfield is yet another (how many, the 10,000th?) heart-wrenching Leftist "personal story" of why the United States should dismantle the best health care system in the world so that we can cover people like Natoma, diagnosed 16 years ago with cancer, laid off from her job 12 years ago, and "worried she might" lose her home because her health insurance has gone up from $5,000 to $8,000, which would be $250 per month if my public school math is correct.
So let's look at that. She's had cancer for 16 years but still has insurance--or she did have until she dropped the policy because the cost increased. I thought all the eeeviiiilll insurance companies immediately dropped people when they got sick.
She's been out of work for 12 years, but she still has a house that she's "worried" about losing. Seriously, had there been no income in my household for 12 years, I wouldn't be worried anymore about losing my house--it would be long gone by now. And honestly, I don't mean to pile on to someone who is ill, but this rally prop crap that the Leftists drag out every time one of them gives a speech seriously tries my patience. According to Natoma's letter, sent to Barack Obama, she said this about her home: "I live in the house my mother and father built in 1958, and I am so afraid of the possibility I might lose this family heirloom as a result of being forced [forced?] to drop my health care insurance." Isn't a house that her parents built in 1958 likely--I'm saying "likely"--to be paid for? Not everyone has a "family heirloom" they can live in, Natoma. Just sayin'.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. Well, lucky her that her diagnosis was 16 years ago and not five years from now, since 34-year-olds under ObamaCare won't be getting mamograms.
So Obama is in Ohio "because of Natoma."
As Gateway Pundit says, "He should have stayed home." Because evidently Fox News has some actual journalists working on their staff--you know, the kind that used to "research" a story? Here's what they found out about Natoma Canfield, Obama's rally prop of the day who he used to show us all why we need to scrap our entire health care system:
Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama’s push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland Medical Center treating her told FoxNews.com.
Though Canfield’s sister Connie Anderson said her sibling is afraid she’ll lose her house and Obama warned at an Ohio rally Monday that the patient is “racked with worry” about the cost of tests and treatment, she is already being screened for financial help.
Lyman Sornberger, executive director of patient financial services at the Cleveland Clinic, said “all indications” at the outset are that she will be considered for assistance.
“She may be eligible for state Medicaid … and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. … In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something,” he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home. Sornberger added, "There's probably eight to 10 options that a patient has" to find treatment.
“Cleveland Clinic will not put a lien on her home,” he said.
So Natoma is not out on the street. The reason she is without health insurance is because she dropped the insurance, not because the insurance dropped her. She remains in her own home (despite being laid off of her job 12 years ago). She's being cared for at Cleveland Medical Center, one of the top cancer centers in America. God bless you, Natoma, I hope for a long-lasting recovery for you. But I do not hope that because of "heartwrenching" stories like yours, Obama and his health crap bill will prevail.
Obama's day in Ohio: just another day filled with his song and dance lies.
Exit question for ObamaTeam--is this story from Natoma the best you could do? Really? Anybody remember that TV show from the 1950's, Queen for a Day? Based on an applause meter in the audience, the woman who told the most pathetic story would get free stuff--like a new washing machine. This was one of the most ghastly, tasteless, and demeaning shows ever produced, and that show is what these rally prop stories remind me of.