Obama lied about a central fact about his own life which he used — powerfully — to push health care reform

“For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in a hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying that this may be a preexisting condition and they don’t have to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong about […]

NYT: Obama lets firms dodge health reforms

McDonald’s, insurers get waivers to maintain coverage far below the new law’s standards

Reed Abelson The New York Times via MSNBC 10/6/2010

As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance — from companies like McDonald’s and some insurers […]