Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I Distinctly Recall Snipers Firing

and having to duck for cover as the pregnant woman was turned away from the hospital because she did not have health insurance.

Seems politicians these days say anything to gain attention and sympathy.

Only one problem.

The story is fiction.

For weeks Hillary Clinton has been telling a story about an uninsured pregnant woman who died because a hospital turned her away.

“She was pregnant and worked for minimum wage. She went to the hospital, and the hospital told her she needs a hundred dollars up front, which she didn’t have. So they billed her a couple of times for it, and she went back again, she didn’t have a hundred dollars so they refused to see her,”

Sad story.

But . . .

The part about Trina Bechtel’s death is accurate. She died two weeks after her baby was still-born.

But officials at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio, say Bechtel was being treated at an affiliated practice prior to her complications, and she did have insurance

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