Skip to comments.White House Won't Name 'Colorado Woman' In Health Care Speech
Posted on 07/23/2009 11:02:23 PM PDT by Chet 99
DENVER -- President Barack Obama specifically profiled the plight of a Colorado woman failed by the health care system in Wednesday night's nationally televised address.
But when 7NEWS started asking basic questions such as where is she from and what is her name, the administration that prides itself on being transparent wouldn't say a word.
In Wednesday night's speech, Obama said, "This is about the woman in Colorado who paid $700 a month to her insurance company, only to find out that they wouldn't pay a dime for her cancer treatment, who had to use up her retirement funds to save her own life." Click here to find out more!
Pretty compelling stuff, right?
Her story is so important that the president told it to the entire country.
7NEWS thought it was important enough to fact check.
But when we called the White House Press Office to find out more about this very public story, a spokesman said the White House wants to protect the woman's privacy and won't be releasing any information about her.
Not her name. Not where she's from. Nothing.
When there are so many people suffering, coming forward with health care nightmares, why choose to highlight a woman you can't name? Does the woman actually exist?
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Am I just imagining things, or is the media starting to (finally!) ask real questions?
Maybe it’s dawning on reporters that they will lose their health care too.
“When there are so many people suffering, coming forward with health care nightmares, why choose to highlight a woman you can’t name? Does the woman actually exist?”
Sure - it’s Ward Churchill.
Probably the same old lady that was collecting cans to pay for her meds, even though she was fully covered.
The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Thursday, July 23, 2009
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gov_bean_ counter to sono
On the NY Times fact check...
I predicted several weeks ago that the elites will turn on Obie when his policies threaten to impact them personally. The MSM and Dem elites can shrug off higher taxes, higher costs of fuel, etc. But this one they can't run from. Obie's presidency is dead.
This is like that fake “Tommy” kid that Harry Reid made up in the immigration argument a couple years back. The Democrats just make up fake problems for the government to solve.
They make up birth certificates too
Colorado's Democratic Party Chair defended the president's decision to keep the person private.
"It makes a lot of sense to me. You can give an example, we give examples all the time, of how a policy works or doesn't work," she said. "And to make it more relevant, we may mention a first name or no name at all to tell the story. This is about telling the story, not necessarily pointing your finger at a specific person in the community."
LMAO!!! Cmon, this is about telling stories and it doesn't matter if the facts are true.
They probably made her up out of thin air. I wouldn’t be at all surprised.
Time for him to go!!
What an embarrassment to this country.
Teleprompter writing fiction now???
The irony is that policing the insurance industry is the primary responsibility of the States. Many of the States, particularly large red States (e.g., CA, NY, ILL) have ineffective insurance / health plan regulatory agencies.
California's Department of Managed Healthcare is probably the worst. Horribly politicized and ineffective, largely due to the fact that the agency director is appointed by the Governor and not elected. Many in the know say that the DMHC is the best watch dog the health plans could buy. Not surprisingly, health plans and insurance companies are big donors to politicians.
Another example of Government creating a "crisis" and using it to curtail freedom and and amass power.
Fix Medicare First! Don't even talk about messing with private sector health care until you fix existing government healthcare programs.
the only thing transparent about this administration are its lies.
The woman is a classic construct, a confabulation of a dissinformation campaign - it’s a genre and today’s media are so poorly trained as journalists that themselves have been falling for it for years when the story is about a Black or an Hispanic or a Muslim. Digging for facts is passe; “saving the world” is the mantra of the journalist.
BO and company are weavers of disinformation; that’s the only job they’re doing.
The Obama administation’s legislative initiatives are just as much dissinformation as the tales about Obama’s background, his birth and the circumstances of his upbringing, his elementary school years in Indonesia, and the facts of his rise to power.
The colleges and graduate schools have turned younger minds to mush in just about every field except the hard sciences. To reporters schooled in the past forty years everything that happens that involves an African American, an Hispanic or a Muslim is “racism” (Asians on the whole are not written about in the same way, since it’s an inconvenient truth that, despite the color of their skin, the Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc have succeeded mightily and in such large numbers), everything’s “big bad American companies” who dare make profit.
Obama’s at the front of the bandwagon trashing big American companies like the automakers and the insurance companies and the American economy and in doing so destroying also little American companies.
We’re on the brink of a nightmare that will have those who voted for Obama scurrying around trying to figure out who to blame other than themselves. While they still have some ability to choose, journalists and Congress need to wake up immediately and realize that serving as shameless propagandists for a Marxist take-over of their country might not be the brightest thing to be doing. But first they’ll have to do the remedial work of reading the texts and harrowing history of Communism and Marxism and the bloody horrors wherever they were implemented - topics their teachers skipped in setting their curriculum.
One of Harvard’s affirmative action recruits, Professor Gates, acting like a flaming jerk with the Cambridge and Harvard police and then to top it off self-righteously using the race card to claim he was racially profiled during his nighttime, highly suspicious forcing entry into his house through the window and dissing the police who showed up is another examples of the media’s inability to tell likely facts from fiction, or worse yet, not caring. BO has been silent on the plights of entire people’s and feels moved to address the American public in defense of Gates, whom the police report from Cambridge, along with witness testimony, show he acted like a flaming, arrogant, uncooperative, egotistical jerk. What elected official friend of Gates shares those characteristics?
Maybe it’s the same woman who started the whole child protection services fiasco in Texas against teh polygamist group...you know, called in a hoax about being a young woman abused by a polygamist husband?
Dude, what kind of coverage do you get for $700/mo.?
How long was she on the plan when she was diagnosed?
Does she even exist?
Almost as good as this;
Jim Lehrer: Which beings us to our final question. Governor Bush, both you and the Vice-President have offered plans to provide prescription drugs for the elderly. What makes your plan superior?
Al Gore: Jim, I’d like to interrupt here and answer that question as if it were my turn to speak. Jim, let me tell about a friend of mine. [ holds up a picture of an elderly woman ] Her name is Etta Munsen. She’s 94, she’s a widow living on Social Security in Sparta, Tennessee. Etta was born with only one kidney. She also suffers from poilo, spinal menengitis, lung, liver, and pancreatic cancer, an enlarged heart, diabetes, and a rare form of styctic acne. Now, several recent strokes, along with an unfortunate shark attack, have left her paralyzed and missing her right leg under the knee. Just last week she woke from a coma to find that, due to a hospital mix-up, her left arm had been amputated, infected with syphillis, and then reattached.
Jim Lehrer: Mr. Vice-President, we are short of time..
Al Gore: As you can imagine, Jim.. Etta’s prescription drug bills are staggering. They run to nearly $113 million a day! And she tells me that some weeks she has to choose between eating and treating her Lyme Disease. Now, under my plan, Etta’s prescription drugs would be covered. Under my opponent’s plan, her house would be burned to the ground. And that is wrong. That is just wrong!
LOL, even though that was a brutal slam to the women of Colorado!
Remember when the libtards squealed (and still do) that we only claimed to have intel on the WMD’s and were on the witch hunt about “what evidence”?
But they accept NO accountability to be responsible for the same when questioned for something they want to to use to take over the free market system?
This is simply the modern version of the McCarthy “letter in my hand” that he’d show and claim it was full of prominent American Communists.
Government has managed to bankrupt medicaide, and through it's regulatory power managemnt, it has made a mess out of our existing health care system.
Why in Gods name do people in this country think having government controlling the entire health care system will result in anything better?
The track record of government is clear; stupid politicians who haven't a clue about anything except running for election will not make our health care system better.
Donna Smith, a community organizer and legislative representative for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), was recently honored as the National Organization for Womens (NOWs) 2009 Woman of Action.
Smith first came to the publics attention in Michael Moores 2007 movie, SICKO. Despite having health insurance and even a health savings account, Donna and her husband Larry were forced to move into their daughters basement after being unable to pay staggering health care costsand were left in financial ruin.
Donnas husband, Larry, suffered three heart attacks and Donna was diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer. There is even a scene in the movie SICKO where Michael Moore takes Donna to Cuba to get the necessary treatment their insurance wouldnt pay for.
After the film was released, Smith became a health care activist, taking her story and those of other victims of the badly broken health care system around the country at rallies, teach-ins, seminars and demonstrations. She is a founder of the health care advocacy group American Patients United.
He also mentioned the supposed 14,000 who lose coverage every day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUVzwXrbRYI&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edailykos%2Ecom%2Fstory%2F2009%2F6%2F4%2F738756%2F%2DI%2Dwas%2Dasked%2Dto%2Dcome%2Dto%2DWashington%2Dand%2DI%2Dneed%2Dyour%2Dhelp&feature=player_embedded
They couldn’t find her because she was having a cat food luncheon with Algae’s mother.
Donna Smith has talked with Bill Moyers about the 14,000 who supposedly lose coverage every day.
“Does the woman actually exist?”
I’ll take “no” for $200, Monty.
Another Obama White House invention.
SHEESH People! His lips were moving. Of course he was lying.
Make believe s***. It's what Dumb-ocrats child like, they like a fairy tale.
The Venona transcripts proved McCarthy to be correct in every particular, except that he underestimated the number of communist agents in the State Department.
This reminds me of the woman Al Gore used in his campaign who drove a Winnebago and collected cans.
Off topic, I guess -- but has anyone heard what the ratings were?
McCarthy being correct doesn’t mean he wasn’t lying when he did the “letter in my hand” bit.
In the same way, even if this woman exists, the President is lying when he says this is a typical sort of experience and that his health care plan will stop it. Upthread, someone pointed out that this story is similar to one portrayed in the movie “Sicko,” where a woman was supposedly paying that much for a health plan, then got shafted by her insurance company when she got uterine cancer and her husband had a series of heart attacks. What Zero won’t tell you is that if we get the plan he wants, she wouldn’t have been able to use her savings to save her life (”Sorry, but we can’t start chemo for six months”) and her husband would probably be written off as a case of futile medical expenditures.
She isn’t ficticious, she’s a composite! LOL
The list, ping
Plot continues without scrutiny.
” Does the woman actually exist?”
Stupid question. Of course she doesn’t.
It's like they (the press) are waking up and realizing there is no tooth fairy.
News Flash! He MADE UP the story of the Colorado woman, just like he MADE UP the story of Emperor Hirohito surrendering to General MacArthur on the USS Missouri!