So has the President been caught in a massive lie? Apparently author Scott Wright has been doing some research on stories he told on the campaign trail, and he has found some contradictory information – primarily that a story he told on the campaign trail about his mother’s cancer coverage was exaggerated, to say the least.
“For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in a hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a preexisting condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that.
“There is something fundamentally wrong about that. It's a lie,” Pat said. “Her insurance company covered her completely for the problem that she was suffering.”
“That is weird. According now to the records in January 1995, she left Indonesia to go to Honolulu where she was diagnosed with an advanced uterine and ovarian cancer. She began a regimen of surgery and chemotherapy. This is the time which womb says his mother battled the insurance companies to cover her illness. But Scott, an author of a new book who has access to Dunham's correspondence from the time reveals that she unquestionably had health coverage. Ann's compensation for her job in Jakarta had included health insurance which covered most of the cost of her medical treatment,” Glenn read.
Glenn emphasized that she came from another country to the United States and received her medical care. Pat added that she was actually misdiagnosed in Indonesia, where she was said to have appendicitis.
“ Once she was back in Hawaii, the hospital billed her insurance company directly leaving Ann only to pay the deductible and any uncovered expenses, which she said claimed to be several hundred dollars a month. Scott Wright said Dunham, who wanted to be compensated for those costs as well as for her living expenses. She filed a separate claim under her employer's disability insurance policy. It was that claim with the insurance company Cigna that was declined in August 1995 because as Cigna investigators said, her condition was known before she was covered by the policy. Dunham protested the decision and informed Cigna that she was turning the case over to my son, an attorney, Barack Obama. Cigna did not budge,” Glenn continued.
“September 1995 Dunham traveled to New York for an evaluation at renowned Memorial Sloan‑Kettering. She returned to Hawaii, began a new course of treatment. She died in November. A dozen years later her son turned ordeal into a campaign pitch for national healthcare. But the story Obama told Scott Wright was abbreviated. The abbreviation was to leave out the fact that she had health insurance and it paid for her treatment. Though he often suggested that she was denied health coverage because of a preexisting condition. It appears from her correspondence in her own writing that she was only denied disability coverage. That's a different story altogether but one that nobody in the press seems to care.”
What are some other Obama healthcare related lies that have been exposed?
“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.”
But as Pat pointed out, it has been revealed that the man received treatment, his coverage was paid for, but he passed away anyway.
Glenn and Pat then went through a series of hyperbolic statements wherein the President implied that doctors were removing amputating feet from diabetics or needlessly removing tonsils for money. Obama, of course, did not provide concrete examples.