The liberal Washington Post has just posted a fact-checking article on Obama’s new campaign ad on Obamacare narrated by actor Tom Hanks. The ad earned it a three Pinocchio rating from the Post for inaccuracies and misleading statements about Obama’s mother and her battle with ovarian cancer.
Obama frequently used the story of his mother’s fight with ovarian cancer to push for his socialist health care bill. Over and over again, we were told by Obama that his mother couldn’t get good health care coverage for her cancer and we’re left with the impression that wicked health insurance companies were responsible for her death.
The Post article notes:
“The Road We’ve Traveled” is a very slick and impressively produced campaign film—sheer catnip for Obama fans. There are a number of facts and figures that could be challenged, but for now we are going to focus on this sequence. The series of words and images is an excellent example of how such films can create a misleading impression, while skirting as close as possible to the edge of falsehood.
Obama has claimed that his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, fought with health insurance companies over a “pre-existing condition” of cancer and that she died as a result of not getting the care she needed.
Janny Scott, author of A Singular Woman: The Untold Story Of Barack Obama’s Mother,” revealed that his mother was fighting over disability coverage, not health insurance coverge. At the time, Stanley Ann was making $82,500 a year, plus a housing allowance and a car for the Indonesia Development Alternatives, Inc.