Monday, March 15, 2010

Natoma Canfield, ObamaCare Prop: Receiving Proper Care at Cleveland Clinic, Will Not Lose Home

Last night I posted about Natoma Canfield, the woman David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs wanted America to feel oh, so sorry for as they paraded from Sunday show to Sunday show hustling ObamaCare upon America.

Well... seems Ms. Canfield is another AstroTurf prop for Barack Hussein Obama.

Gateway Pundit has the scoop:

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.

Seems 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.

Wow. A huge hat tip to Gateway Pundit! Via Memeorandum.


Just a conservative girl said...

This is not much different than that poor little boy that Reid paraded out last week. The story doesn't make sense. His mother should have been protected under FMLA from losing her job. That is only several pieces of paper that are mainly filled out by your doctor. If you are still sick after 24 weeks, you then qualify for social security benefits and go on medicaid. I know this for a fact as I filled out this paperwork when I had cancer and it was explained to me in full as I worked for a HR company at the time.

How awful is it that they trot out these poor people?

And to top this off, I have private insurance, you are only asked questions about the previous 8 years. If she had cancer 16 years ago, it wouldn't affect her rates today. That is simply BS.
Do they think that conservatives have never had health problems and don't understand the FMLA laws?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I just love the fact that the Criminal News Network made sure to show all the loser "Takers" in the background.

Soloman said...


I agree, this is essentially the same situation. Actually I'm a bit more sickened by the Marcelas Owens situation; that's a kid they're using in that instance.

Anyway.. interesting point you make about how screening goes for insurance.

Hope you had a good day at the rally - I mentioned you in a post tonight, sounds like San-Fran-Nan was ready for you this time!

Soloman said...

Odie -

You know Obama and his media are going to stage everything perfectly!