Unreal!… Obama Uses Another Bogus Case Study to Defend Obamacare at SOTU

Robin Beaton’s insurance company retroactively canceled her policy because she had failed to inform them of her history of acne and a rapid heartbeat.

In 2009, Barack Obama included the story of a Waxahachie woman’s breast cancer nightmare in his speech to Congress. Obama said the evil insurance company canceled her policy for failing to report a pre-existing condition: acne. As it turned out, Robin Beaton’s insurance company retroactively canceled her policy because she had failed to inform them of her history of acne and a rapid heartbeat. Obama forgot to mention this in his talk.

Barack Obama also spoke about another case in Illinois. Obama said an Illinois man died because his insurance company found an undisclosed case of gallstones in his past, canceled his insurance and delayed a stem-cell transplant for his cancer. The man, Otto Raddatz, did lose his insurance, but got it back retroactively and had treatment that his family says extended his life for nearly four years.

This trick worked so well for Obama in 2009 that he pulled it again last night.
Obama found another victim to report on in his State of the Union Address.

I’m not willing to tell James Howard, a brain cancer patient from Texas, that his treatment might not be covered.

But, as it turns out, Barack Obama forgot to mention a few things about Mr. Howard.

When James Howard was diagnosed with brain cancer in March he did not know how he would pay for radiation treatments costing $87,000 and $2,300 a week for chemotherapy.

At the time of his diagnosis, Howard was insured by UnitedHealth Group Inc, a policy for which he paid because his employer, Hennessey Performance near Houston, Texas, did not provide healthcare insurance for its employees.

After his diagnosis, UnitedHealth revoked Howard’s policy on the grounds that his was a pre-existing condition.

UnitedHealth said on Friday that Howard had failed to disclose an earlier initial diagnosis suggesting potential cancer from brain scans before he applied for coverage.

Of course, Obama forgot to mention this, too.
Don’t expect the state-run media to report on this.

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  • cal rifkin

    This guy, Barry, is a bigger liar than Hillary or Bill ever were. Wouldn’t you have to think that they know they’ll be caught lying?

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  • free`

    #1 January 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    cal rifkin commented:
    This guy, Barry, is a bigger liar than Hillary or Bill ever were. Wouldn’t you have to think that they know they’ll be caught lying? ———–They know the msm will cover for them.

  • Scoot

    Acne? How does that disqualify you?

  • Paddy

    Lying about your existing health condition when applying for insurance is specified reason to cancel the coverage. It is a form of fraud.

    What is interesting about the Howard story is that United Health Care is one of the medical insurance companies that was one of those granted special favors in Obamacare along with AARP.

  • Granny

    #4 Scoot –

    Severe acne requires a substantial amount of intervention to clear up – dermatologist’s visits, medication, dermatological peels and so on. It can add to a pretty penny.

    It isn’t the pre-existing condition that caused the revocation of insurance but the omission of it from the detailed medical history. (They do ask about these things.) Lying by omission equals fraud.

  • cal rifkin

    #3 – yeah, I see that, but if they are sloppy and don’t check their facts, it’s almost worse. I mean where else have they performed in a substandard way? They’re even more cynical than the average politician, if they don’t even check their statements for a sotu speech in front of God and everybody.

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  • http://gateway fightinggranny

    My all time favorite victim was the woman who had to wear her dead sisters dentures…I burst out laughing at the absurdity of this statement made by the bleeding hearts.

  • patman

    The last doctor I saw for a lightly scraped elbow ended up loping off my foot and stole off with my tonsils.

    And the shoe stores want me to pay full price…

    Rat bastards.

  • tarpon

    So why bother when you know it’s all lies.

  • Callipygian1

    Next they will ask an insurance company to purposely deny somebody treatment that will look even more heinous on the surface, in order to garner more indignant responses.

    Then the insurance company will get a waiver as a quid pro quo.

  • Little david Puddy

    The whole health care debate is a Joke.
    The real reason for the outrageous cost of healthcare is malprctice insurance. Doctors and hospitals have to charge double of what things really should cost to cover the astronomical cost of malpractice insurance. My neighbor is a surgeon and he pays more than $100,000 a year for malpractice insurance. That cost is past on. It’s that simple. Muzzle the ambulance chasing lawyers and health care costs will plummet to where they should be. The only thing the communists of the world ever did good for society was to round up all the lawyers and eliminate them or sent them to labor camps.

    Making Insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions is comical.
    If Insurance companies have to cover pre-existing conditions then it isn’t actually INSURANCE.
    It is welfare. Please call it what it is. It would be like me wrecking my car and then demanding that the Insurance company sell me collision after the fact and pay to fix my car.
    My Insurance Company made me wait a year before it would cover my pre-existing back condition, which I think is more than fair. Also, kids get to stay on their parents Insurance until 27. Are you kidding me. These are not kids, these are grown adults who should be resposible for themselves. Kids should be allowed to stay on there parents insurance until they graduate from college like it used to be.

    Obama just wants a Nanny state because he thinks that will endear voters to the democratic party for years. Unfortunatley, he is probobly right. Young people these days are brought up getting EVERYTHING they want from their parents. When they get older, they can’t break free from the parental entitlements so they want their free stuff from the government.

    Folks, We are in real big trouble.

  • Hedgehog

    What a deceitful creep. If he knew the facts, and did not disclose all of the facts in order to make his point, that is called a material omission of fact. In other words, it is willfully deceptive. He does time and again, so how can any thinking person believe him on anything? I know I don’t. But no one ever challenges him to afford him an opportunity to dispel doubt. Therefore, I conclude that he is untrustworthy, and can not be believed on anything. I believe that he and his handlers are predisposed to use any artifice to bamboozle the American people. They can’t handle the truth, and they know it.

  • Redwine

    OMG – Mark Levin is reading from an article showing that most of the speech was plagiarized from others or recycled from old speeches: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/alvin-felzenberg/2011/01/26/obamas-state-of-the-union-was-tantamount-to-plagiarism

  • Chisum


    I took the poll at your link:

    US News and World Report

    Was President Obama’s State of the Union speech a success?

    1. 24.96% Yes
    2. 75.04% No

  • Redwine

    Well, Chisum, that proves that not everyone is fooled by Hussein the Fraud.

  • OnTheOtherHand

    In Obama’s vision, the man would not have felt it necessary to lie to the insurance company as he would not be denied coverage and it would cost him no more for the coverage he would get.

    And let’s face it, if everyone tells the truth, it really makes it easier to identify who gets “the pill”.

  • Chisum


    Versus this CNN poll:

    According to the poll, which was conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the president’s address, 91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved.


  • Yeah, right

    This is why telling insurance companies to ignore pre-existing conditions is a terrible idea. So some guy waits till the CAT scan shows he has brain cancer then applies for insurance. Who pays for that? All of us responsible people who carried insurance all along. Screw the responsible ones, reward the irresponsible ones. This is precisely what is going on with Romneycare and it will be easier to game Obamacare.

    What would car insurance rates when you could apply for car insurance AFTER you total your car?