It Figures… Obama's Rally Prop 'Natoma Canfield' Qualifies For Financial Aid; Is Patient At Top US Cancer Center; Won't Lose Home

Obama’s Health Care Rally Prop Is In Hospital… Getting Care… Despite No Insurance.

Natoma Canfield is 50 years old. She was diagnosed with cancer 16 years ago. She quit her job or was laid off 12 years ago. She has reportedly held odd jobs cleaning homes the last few years. Natoma was paying $5,000 a year for her insurance but dropped it after it went up to $8,000. She wrote president Obama in December to tell him about it. She was worried she might lose her home that her parents built. Some people might say she’s lucky to still have a home after losing her job 12 years ago. Others say she’s lucky that today’s regulations weren’t around when she was diagnosed with cancer at 34. The current government officials don’t believe breast exams are necessary until much later in life.

Barack Obama flew to Ohio today and told the audience:
“I’m here because of Natoma.”

He should have stayed home.

Natoma Canfield is being cared for at one of the top cancer centers in America. She will qualify for financial aid and won’t lose her home.
FOX News reported:

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

Though Canfield’s sister Connie Anderson said her sibling is afraid she’ll lose her house and Obama warned at an Ohio rally Monday that the patient is “racked with worry” about the cost of tests and treatment, she is already being screened for financial help.

Lyman Sornberger, executive director of patient financial services at the Cleveland Clinic, said “all indications” at the outset are that she will be considered for assistance.

“She may be eligible for state Medicaid … and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. … In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something,” he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home.

“Cleveland Clinic will not put a lien on her home,” he said.

FAIL. Obama’s Health Care Rally Prop Is In Hospital… Getting Care… Despite No Insurance

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  • myna

    OMG. Another astroturfer? There is no more genuine people supporting Obama. The genuine people are out the street to protest the healthcare tomorrow.

  • Finncrisp

    Classic example of why exceptions make bad law and generalizatons make for good theatre, but little truth.

    Transparent lies about in Obamacare – say no , and say it loud!

  • Jules Hamil

    Obama is a treacherous leach. His gangland background proves to concerned Americans he’s not interested in anything but getting his way, all the way. Everyday I despise this man more and more. God, help America.

  • Brad

    Don’t be surprised. President Obama will lie about anything to get this done and get it done he will… we’re screwed for the next 2 + years…

  • USMC Thomas

    I guess in the madrassa in Indonesia didn’t teach SOBama the parable about the little boy who cried wolf.

  • BHG

    Where are the thousands of people that attended his campaign rallys? If the bill is this important and so many people want it you’d think they’d be out there demonstrating on its behalf.

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  • sybilll

    You all did not believe Obama when he said your bosses will save 3000% on healthcare, and you all will get a raise?
    Yeah, me either.

  • retire05

    “I live in the house my mother and father built in 1958, and I am so afraid of the possibility I might lose this family heirloom as a result of being forced todrop my health care insurance.”

    a) not sure why not being able to pay for health insurance would cause her to lose her home. Seems her financial problems are more than just being able to afford health insurance

    b) she said the house was built in 1958 and it still isn’t paid for? Whoa, 52 years later there is still a debt on the home? Shades of Henrietta Hughes, who told Obama she was living in her car (with her son) only for us to learn she still owned two pieces of property and the taxes had been fully paid on them.

    Perhaps her problem is with the property taxation imposed on her by the city

    This is just a Henrietta Hughes redeux.

  • nadadhimmi

    Obama has based his whole schtick on lies and song and dance. All but the stupidest have caught on to his crap. The rest of Obama’s support is from the professional welfare class, the lazy bastards that live on my hard earned money.

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  • brooklyn

    Such enormous lies from the Democrats. All to swindle the USA. It is simply pathetic, but expected watching the unethical Democrats for so very long now.

    And those who said, “lay down” for Nancy Pelosi after 2004? Those who willingly gave the Democrats this power due to such childish frustrations and emotive reactionary conceptions?

    We all are responsible for this mess, but one can only hope now, some are not going to foolishly promote the ‘two parties are the same’ nonsense anymore.

    We all deserve better, and hope we can return to sanity after the elections in 2010 – perhaps the damage won’t be too disastrous, but it looks deeply concerning.

  • Duke

    Diagnosed 16 years ago? Saving her house 12 years after she lost her job is the tear jerker? The White House political operation is wholly incompetent if this is the best they can do on Obama’s #1 priority issue. Hard to imagine how they ran his campaign so well.

  • pst314

    Obama has reinvented the Potemkin village. It used to be that Communists would create fake prosperous villages to deceive gullible Westerners into thinking Communism was a success. Now we have Comrade creating fake suffering in order to persuade gullible liberals that free markets are a failure.

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  • Daniel

    It appears the POTUS has been forgetting to take his twice daily regimen of memory enhancement (Nootropics).

    For years.

  • F

    Hey, you jaded commenters — the real sad thing is that Natoma has to use her dead sister’s teeth. Er, her sister’s dead teeth. Oh never mind, just pass the damn bill so we can learn what’s in it! That’s the democratic way, and Natoma will get her own teeth, her own house, and a GM car to boot. F

  • Jo

    Someone get out the disinfectant for Ohio.

  • hoipolloi

    Gotta say… I wouldn’t call her an astroturfer. She didn’t have coverage cause it was expensive and she didn’t have a job. Still, it doesn’t really illustrate the point that people in this position can’t get treatment. I’ve been through this in my own family and the anxiety if very high. But in the end it does work out better than one expects. That’s one reason why, when I look at this reform bill, I can’t see where it is better that less than ideal, ad hoc system we already have. We could do better, but this aint it.