We'll let Michelle Malkin debunk herself on the issue of health care and and her attacks on the Frost family. I hope with some deep reflection she can come to grips with her callousness: (from 08/24/04)
After my husband quit his job earlier this year (to become a full-time stay-at-home dad), we had a choice. We could either buy health insurance from his former employer through a program called COBRA at a cost of more than $1,000 per month(!) or we could go it alone in Maryland’s individual market. Given our financial circumstances, that “choice” wasn’t much of a choice at all.
We had to go on our own. We discovered that the most generous plans in Maryland’s individual market cost $700 per month yet provide no more than $1,500 per year of prescription drug coverage–a drop in the bucket if someone in our family were to be diagnosed with a serious illness. With health insurance choices like that, no wonder so many people opt to go uninsured.
Oppps. Barbara O'Brien responds:
What they haven’t yet realized is that if they face a medical disaster similar to what the Frost family went through, their insurer will drop them like a hot calabasa unless state regulations say otherwise.
TREX has much more...
The WSJ editorial board has jumped in and called the Malkinites: "The Internet Mob"
Unfortunately, that narrative was bolstered this week by some conservative bloggers. After the Schip veto, Democrats chose a 12-year-old boy named Graeme Frost to deliver a two-minute rebuttal. While that was a political stunt, the Washington habit of employing "poster children" is hardly new. But the Internet mob leapt to some dubious conclusions and claimed the Frost kids shouldn't have been on Schip in the first place. As it turns out, they belonged to just the sort of family that a modest Schip is supposed to help.
EJ Dionne, Jr: Meanies And Hypocrites