Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hillary Lies About Pregnant Woman’s Death

Did you hear the tear jerker that Hillary is telling about health care? About an uninsured pregnant woman who loses her baby and then dies?

“I remember listening to a story about a young woman in a small town along the Ohio River, in Meigs County, who worked in a pizza parlor,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during a stop in Cleveland, beginning a particularly grim tale.

“She got pregnant, she started having problems. There’s no hospital left in Meigs County, so she had to go to a neighboring county. She showed up, and the hospital said, ‘You know, you’ve got to give us $100 before we can see you.’ She didn’t have $100,” Clinton said.

“So the young woman went back home,” she continued. “The next time she went back, she was in an ambulance. It turned out she lost the baby. She was airlifted to Columbus.”

She paused before concluding: “And after heroic efforts at the medical center, she died.” The audience, as always, gasped.

-WaPo
Only one problem! It isn’t true! (I know! When was the last time a Clinton let the truth get in the way of a good story?)

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.

“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System. -NYT

Wow! Those Clintons are...what was it Bob Kerry said? “...an unusually good liar”? Guess that goes in spades for Hillary, too!

Hat tip Patterico’s Pontifications

Cross Posted at Say Anything

Update:
‘You know, you’ve got to give us $100 before we can see you.’
She might just be confused! I think this is the line Bill hears before he can get busy!

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