Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another Side to the Natoma Canfield Story

The poster child for the Obama/Pelosi/Reid express pushing the government take over of our health care system is Natoma Canfield. Canfield is a cancer patient shamelessly used by power brokers to effect their own ends. Aw the emotion. Don't you feel bad for her. Yes. She is going to die like the rest of us and the question becomes when and how long can the inevitable be postponed. Not very touchy feely but true.

The factual questions in this political drama centered around Natoma Canfield are how much are her treatments costing, who should pay for them, what is her long term prognosis with or without treatment, will she lose her home and will she get assistance in paying her bills. But don't look to the Obama/Pelosi/Reid cabal for answers. They have their own agenda and the truth is often a casualty of it.

Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid, is an article containing statements not heard from the President while he was campaigning for socialized medicine in Ohio. Quoting:

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

Oh but that was a Fox news source and you know what those kind of people are like Bradford or at least you would if you were a good progressive. Fine, let's go to a drive by media source:

And the Cleveland Clinic said it has no intention of putting out a lien on Canfield's house — or letting the billing process interfere with her treatment.

"It appears that I think she'll be fine," said Lyman Sornberger, the hospital's executive director of patient financial services. "By nature of the fact that she was not early on rejected by either program, that's a key indicator that she will most likely be eligible."

at: Clinic: Woman Championed by Obama Eligible for Aid

The truth matters. Some might be inclined to think it might matter even for politicians. I'd argue it does matter especially for politicians.



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