Lies in support of a lower cause...
How did we get rationized health care? Here are a couple things voters need to know. (TB)
Since he began campaigning for president, Barack Obama has claimed that because his mother had a pre-existing condition, she died of cancer without health insurance coverage.
As it turns out, that was a pure invention... So too was Obama’s claim that he watched at his mother’s side as she suffered the disease without being insured.
“I remember just being heartbroken,” he said in a 2007 campaign appearance, “seeing her struggle.”
According to correspondence unearthed by Janny Scott, a New York Times writer and author of the book, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother, Ann Dunham’s cancer treatments were fully covered by her employer’s insurance policy...
Moreover, Obama had not seen his mother for months when she died in a Honolulu hospital in 1995, according to Scott’s book and to friends interviewed by The Washington Post. Her son was in Chicago, planning a run for an Illinois state Senate seat. He did not go to see his mother until a day after she died on Nov. 7, 1995.
A White House spokesman did not dispute Scott’s account. He said that Obama’s mother still had several hundred dollars a month in medical expenses that were not covered... (excerpt from this article)