Report: Sen. Durbin shamefully misleads us about his dead daughter's health insurance to promote Obamacare

Durbin also promised that you could keep your health insurance and doctor under Obamacare. Read more here.

Here's an allegation that our very own Sen. Dick Durbin, the second leading Democratic in the U.S. Senate,  used his own daughter's fatal illness to falsely promote Obamacare:

Sen. Dick Durbin movingly described his sick child’s preexisting condition as a reason to support Obamacare last week, but the Illinois Democrat neglected to mention that his late daughter was easily covered by existing insurance, and that he used taxpayer money to reward the hospital that treated her.

Despite her preexisting condition, Christine Durbin, who suffered from a lifelong heart condition and died at age 40 in 2008, was eligible for coverage under existing laws in multiple states, including the senator’s state and the state she ultimately settled in.

Durbin also neglected to mention that he sent his daughter to one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, to which he earmarked millions of dollars from 2002-2010.

His daughter's death is indeed a horrible tragedy, and as a parent my heart goes out to him. Nonetheless, he's the one who has decided to put her illness into political play. It's on him.

Here's the speech:

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