ht dhough1976 and Think Progress
This video is from Congressman Dan Lipinski’s Town Hall Meeting last week. In it, Midge Hough attempts to tell the story of her daughter-in-law Jennifer. The 24-year-old was 7 and half months pregnant when she became ill.
The teabaggers scoff and shout.
She went to a hospital. She had no insurance. She was told she had bronchitis and was sent home. The next day, her condition worsened and her husband took her to a different hospital. He told the admissions desk they did have insurance. Jenny was seen and diagnosed with severe double pneumonia, septic shock, and respiratory failure. She was put on a respirator for the next 55 days. She had a heart attack, a stroke, a brain bleed, and her baby died in the womb.
The bill amounted to over a million dollars and Hough makes the observation that the cost of that bill is going to be spread around to consumers.
Hough cannot continue her point however because of the hecklers in the crowd, the legitimate face of GOP constituency: teabaggers.
The teabaggers aren’t fighting for Americans and the American way. They are fighting for insurance companies to continue to have the power to screw people over, essentially the power to say, your money or your life.
Hough begins telling her story at 1:47 in.