DNC starts with a new Obama low

William Tate
If there's anything more gut-wrenching than seeing a child with a serious health problem, it's seeing a politician take advantage of a child with a serious health problem.

Yet that's exactly what Barack Obama and the Democrat Party did to set the tone of their convention Tuesday night.

One of the first speakers at the DNC was Stacey Lihn, whose daughter was born with a life-threatening heart defect. Lihn delivered an emotional description of how Obamacare assured that her infant daughter, Zoe, would continue to receive treatment from their health insurance company for her daughter's medical condition, without financial limits. Lihn claimed that, after receiving two out of three required heart surgeries, Zoe was halfway to her insurance company's lifetime limit.

Essentially Barack Obama's handlers were using Lihn to say that Obama saved little two-year-old Zoe's life from a condition which, strangely, was not identified in the speech. At least in the speech's transcript. Elsewhere, the infant's condition has been detailed as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

One reason for that omission may be that the condition is covered, on an expedited basis, by the Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowance program, initiated during the Bush administration, and by Medicaid.

In addition, the treatments Lihn's daughter has received at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia qualify for financial aid programs through the institution. Specifically, the CHOP website states: "Even if you have health insurance, you may still qualify for Charity Care for amounts not covered by your insurance."

In other words, help was available, even if the Lihns' health insurance had reached its limit.

(Btw, Stacey Lihn has a blog devoted to their family's struggle with Zoe's condition if you'd like to know more.)

The Lihns, and especially Zoe and children like her, deserve our thoughts and prayers. But the Obama mob's exploitation of a two-year-old's fight for life may be a new low.

Even for them.

Will the media's fact checkers report it? You know the answer.


If there's anything more gut-wrenching than seeing a child with a serious health problem, it's seeing a politician take advantage of a child with a serious health problem.

Yet that's exactly what Barack Obama and the Democrat Party did to set the tone of their convention Tuesday night.

One of the first speakers at the DNC was Stacey Lihn, whose daughter was born with a life-threatening heart defect. Lihn delivered an emotional description of how Obamacare assured that her infant daughter, Zoe, would continue to receive treatment from their health insurance company for her daughter's medical condition, without financial limits. Lihn claimed that, after receiving two out of three required heart surgeries, Zoe was halfway to her insurance company's lifetime limit.

Essentially Barack Obama's handlers were using Lihn to say that Obama saved little two-year-old Zoe's life from a condition which, strangely, was not identified in the speech. At least in the speech's transcript. Elsewhere, the infant's condition has been detailed as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

One reason for that omission may be that the condition is covered, on an expedited basis, by the Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowance program, initiated during the Bush administration, and by Medicaid.

In addition, the treatments Lihn's daughter has received at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia qualify for financial aid programs through the institution. Specifically, the CHOP website states: "Even if you have health insurance, you may still qualify for Charity Care for amounts not covered by your insurance."

In other words, help was available, even if the Lihns' health insurance had reached its limit.

(Btw, Stacey Lihn has a blog devoted to their family's struggle with Zoe's condition if you'd like to know more.)

The Lihns, and especially Zoe and children like her, deserve our thoughts and prayers. But the Obama mob's exploitation of a two-year-old's fight for life may be a new low.

Even for them.

Will the media's fact checkers report it? You know the answer.