Friday, March 19, 2010

John Boccieri (OH-16) Announces He Will Vote Yes- Uses Natoma Cantfield as Excuse

I just watched Boccieri make this announcement on MSNBC.  As he made the announcement he lamented that it may cost him his job.  Let's work to make that happen.  Boccieri used the Natoma Cantfield story which has been proven false as an excuse for casting the vote that may cost him his job.  Natoma Cantfield is in no danger of losing her home and receives care in a top cancer facility according to Fox News:
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.
An earlier Bloomberg report indicated the Democrats were 6 votes short of reaching the 216 yes votes they need to proceed with a vote on Sunday.  Boccieri had been leaning in recent days toward voting yes, despite having voted no in November.  Presumably the White House was well aware Boccieri planned to vote yes.

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