Saturday, April 05, 2008

Hillary's Health Care Horror Story False - Hospital Says It Didn't Happen

I remember President Regan telling a story about a “welfare queen” on all his stump speeches. The tale made the whole welfare system seem out of kilter and made poor people sound like conniving cheaters. Interesting story, in fact Regan often supplied details like, “80 names, 30 addresses, 12 Social Security cards.” Problem is it wasn’t true. It may have been based on a case of welfare fraud, but the real story would have been much less sensationalistic.

Now Hillary Clinton, following in the footsteps of Regan is telling the “health care horror story”. An uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee. Funny thing, turns out its only partially true as well.

The woman did die at the hospital, but was under an obstetricians care and was insured. Just not nearly as dramatic that way, so why not embellish it a little?

Well the Ohio Hospital in the story is calling her out on it and asking her to stop telling the false version of the story.

“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, CEO of the O’Bleness Health System, the hospital in the story.

My big problem is that our nation’s healthcare system is indeed screwed up, but you don’t have to lie to prove it. Just ask a few real people about their experiences and you can find plenty of good stories that don’t require embellishing.

1 comment:

refinish69 said...

Seems Hillary lies as much as Bush & Co. Is this really what Democrats want as a president or even a Senator? I have lost all respect for her completely!!!