Left Pushes Bogus Insurance Sob Story in New Obamacare Ad (Video)
The last time we saw Jeremy Funk he was pimping US soldier snuff films on the Soros-funded Anti-“Bush Legacy” bus at the DNC Convention in Colorado.
Today Funk is pushing leftist propaganda for Barack Obama’s Americans United for Change organization.
New TV Ad: How Would the CEO of UnitedHealth Group Feel if his Loved Ones Were Told ‘To Get Insurance, First Get Sterilized?’
Ad from Americans United for Change Highlights the Real Story of Peggy Robertson, Who Was Denied Coverage by UnitedHealth Group’s Golden Rule Insurance for Having Had a C-Section – Then Later Told She Could Get Coverage If She Got Sterilized
Ad Comes as Insured Americans Who Were Denied Care Prepare to Confront AHIP at Health Insurance Industry Conference in the Nation’s Capital Thursday:
Unfortunately, this ad is not accurate or honest.
Just like Barack Obama’s two bogus examples of insurance miconduct in his speech to America, this ad is also not true.
Here’s the rest of the Peggy Robertson’s story via Free Republic:
When the Golden Rule Insurance Company rejected her application for health coverage last year, Peggy Robertson was mystified.
Elizabeth Bonet of Sunrise, Fla., with her daughters Mia, 6, and Eva, 2, was told she would pay more for insurance because of her Caesareans. “It made me feel very helpless,” she said. “It made no sense,” said Ms. Robertson, 39, who lives in Centennial, Colo. “I’m in perfect health.”
She was turned down because she had given birth by Caesarean section. Having the operation once increases the odds that it will be performed again, and if she became pregnant and needed another Caesarean, Golden Rule did not want to pay for it. A letter from the company explained that if she had been sterilized after the Caesarean, or if she were over 40 and had given birth two or more years before applying, she might have qualified. Ms. Robertson had been shopping around for individual health insurance, the kind that people buy on their own. She already had insurance but was looking for a better rate. After being rejected by Golden Rule, she kept her existing coverage.
In a letter to Ms. Robertson, Golden Rule, which sells individual policies in 30 states, said it would insure a woman who had had a Caesarean only if it could exclude paying for another one for three years. But in Colorado, such exclusions are considered discriminatory and are forbidden, so Golden Rule simply rejects women who have had the surgery, unless they have been sterilized or meet the company’s age requirements…
So, this woman had insurance, just wanted a cheaper rate, and the cheaper company excluded Caesarians for 3 years (you get what you pay for), but since it couldn’t exclude caesarians in Colorado, because the law forbids it, they just won’t insure women who’ve had Caesarians in Colorado (so part of the problem is over-regulation on Colorado’s part). Maybe many women would opt for cheap insurance in Colorado and take the chance on not having a Caesarian paid for in the first 3 years of the policy, but that freedom of choice has been taken away.
Perhaps the Obama administration should stop trying to scare folks with sob stories that are not as bad they make them sound.
You’d think if the insurance companies were as bad as Obama says they are the left would be able to find just one story that pans out for their propaganda purposes.
You’d think so anyway.