Helping Natoma Canfield

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 15, 2010

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Michael Steel, spokesman for John Boehner, points out the following:

. . . Over the past 24 hours, the White House has highlighted the story of an Ohio woman named Natoma Canfield in an attempt to make the case for their government takeover of health care. Yet, ironically, Ms. Canfield would benefit far more from House Republicans’ health care plan than the President’s.

Why? Under the President’s plan, she would theoretically get a subsidy and new insurance rules four years from now, in 2014. That isn’t going to help her now. Our plan immediately puts more money into state high-risk pools, or establishes them in states where they currently do not exist (the President’s plan does, too, but we do more – and we forbid waiting lists for those pools. The White House plan does not.)

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