Skip to comments.Something's Bothering Me About Obama Talking About His Dying Mother & Her Health Insurance Problems
Posted on 10/10/2008 6:14:51 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative
From Sandy in PA: obama said last night that his mother spent the last months of her life (when she was dying of cancer) lying in a hospital bed "fighting with the insurance company".
What's bothering me about this is:
a) That he is using his mother's death for political gain (but I'm not surprised) and I'm suspicious that he's lying anyway.
b) What kind of son or daughter allows their sick and dying mother to have to deal with the insurance company crap? I think a lot of us can attest to stepping in and dealing with the insurance company when our parents, grandparents or relative were too sick to do it.
c) Did he not previously say that he regretted not spending more time with his mother before she died? So if he wasn't there, how does he know she was lying there fighting the insurance company?
You know, I would not normally question someone who says this sort of thing, because I know people have problems with their insurance companies, and so have I. But coming from him, its not only questionable, but I resent that he uses it for political gain, and if its true, what kind of son lets their sick mother deal with that kind of thing?
OK, sorry for the rant, but I just find this too disgusting and he just said it again in his campaign speech in Indiana today, of course to loud cheers from the crowd. It just makes me sick. I hope my comments haven't offended anyone. I just had to get this out.
The above was the initial post. Here are some points made in the thread:
1. It appears she developed cancer in 1994 while in Indonesia (it was mis-diagnosed)and then moved to Hawaii she died in 1995. Did she try to get insurance after the cancer developed and that's why she was having problems?
2. It looks like she was examined at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, recieved chemo and then was moved to Straub Clinic in Hawaii.
3. He said she was on food stamps. If that's true, would she have had or tried to obtain insurance, or, would she have been on Medicaid?
4. He said she was 53 when she tied, but, according to Wikipedia, she died when she was 52.
5. If she was in fact having issues w insurance while she was dying, why didn't he, a Harvard Law graduate try to assist her, instead of letting her deal w it - - most sons/daughters would have stepped in to help.
There's a link to a long Time/CNN article from April re 0bambi and his mother on one of the posts: http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...9524-5,00.html
Do not question the leader. For he is wise and great.
Obama is just a liar.
Yes, and his mother was just a typical white person.
I hate to sound all conspiracy theory...but many of the things he says dont add up.
It appears he had as much concern for his mother as he does for his $1 a month brother.
All good questions, but the American people have closed minds, and nothing matters because they want Oprah’s Obama to “lead” and “change” them.
She was supposedly on food stamps while a graduate student in Hawaii. I find that hard to believe given the fact that her mother and father could have easily provided her with food. His mother certainly had no problem with sending 10 year old Obama back to Hawaii to be raised by her mother and father. This sounds like another lie.
Is it just me or does it seem people are very confused about the difference between health and health care? I honestly believe our desire to “live forever” has affected our thinking about health care.
Where was Obama at this time? There are so many questions about this man.
He should have been with her. And there was no way she could have obtained insurance after she had cancer.
I looked after my mother when she was dying of cancer and dealt with the hospital/treatment payments and so did my sister. One or the other of us was always with her.
And so where was he? Was this the time when he went to Pakistan? It is amazing that the MSM totally ignores all these questions. I am just astounded.
Even for them this is unprecedented.
And I don’t remember him bringing this up before the debate. If it were true, you’d think he would have been touting this all during his campaign.
And when did he move into his multi-million dollar house?
ZeroBama has mentioned this before, during debates with Hillary over health care.
Good work, it does seem to be yet another thing that doesn’t add up right.
My reaction when he mentioned this was to recall how Newt was trashed over things that happened when his first wife died. At the very least, it seems that Obama could have been a little more compassionate and helpful.
My thoughts exactly. He’s a cad. Why didn’t he get a real job and help his mother with the bills, and why did the great lawyer not take on the responsibility of speaking with the insurance company himself?
Hawaii had universal health care in 1995. What was her status under that plan. Was she a resident of Hawaii.
She may have been fighting with the Hawaii Health Care System.
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