Politics & Media
Sep 18, 2009, 08:00AM

This is what happens when you don't properly fact-check

The not-quite-true story from the President's health care address.

Not exactly as bad as the whole "Uranium from Africa" thing though, is it?

In his Sept. 9 health care speech to Congress, President Obama said:More and more Americans pay their premiums, only to discover that their insurance company has dropped their coverage when they get sick, or won't pay the full cost of care. It happens every day. One man from Illinois lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy because his insurer found that he hadn't reported gallstones that he didn't even know about. They delayed his treatment, and he died because of it.Both clauses in this last sentence were untrue, the Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 17.


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