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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Filling Gaps in the White House Website, Part 37

In an interview with Jake Tapper of ABC, the president spoke of breast-cancer survivor Natoma Canfield. What would have happened if the health bill were already in place?
Well what would have happened is that Natoma would have been able to be part of this exchange, this marketplace that gave her a choice of plans just like members of Congress have but, because she’d be a part of a million people who are in a pool, her rates would be lowered and so you wouldn’t have seen her being put into a choice where she’s got to chose between her house or her healthcare. And that’s true for self employed, for small businesses, for individuals all across the country.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ms. Canfield is receiving care at the Cleveland Clinic. "A spokeswoman there said the woman was virtually certain to qualify for aid and, anyway, the clinic has no intention of placing any liens on her home for the expensive care she is now receiving free."