Obama's snowjob (lie!) about his mother

Book Challenges Obama on Mother’s Deathbed Fight


During his presidential campaign and subsequent battle over a health care law, Mr. Obama quieted crowds with the story of his mother’s fight with her insurer over whether her cancer was a pre-existing condition that disqualified her from coverage.

In offering the story as an argument for ending pre-existing condition exclusions by health insurers, the president left the clear impression that his mother’s fight was over health benefits for medical expenses.

But in “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,” author Janny Scott quotes from correspondence from the president’s mother to assert that the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument.

Ms. Scott took a leave from her job as a reporter for The New York Times to write the book and has not returned to the staff.

On Wednesday, in response to repeated requests for comment that The Times first made in mid-June, shortly after the book’s release, a White House spokesman chose not to dispute either Ms. Scott’s account ...

Comment: Obama's Mother was covered by health insurance!

1 comment:

  1. A little while ago I looked into being disqualified based upon a pre-existing condition. I think many people don't understand what all that entails when coupled with HIPPA. You cannot be denied coverage based upon a pre-existing condition, but you can have a waiting period of up to 18months. But that can only happen if you have a break in coverage for a certain amount of time. (I think 30 days) However, you can purchase COBRA to cover periods longer, thereby preventing the waiting period. As well, you cannot be charged more based upon a pre-existing condition. As well, a pre-existing condition is only something that you have seen a doctor for within so many months of purchasing health insurance.

    There is a reason there is this exclusion policy, so that people don't wait till they have a problem to purchase insurance. After all, why would one pay for health insurance if they can pay as they need it?


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