Cantor To Uninsured Woman With Tumors: Get "An Existing Government Program Or Find Charity"
At the Richmond Times-Dispatch "public square" forum yesterday, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) fielded open questions from his constituents on the health reform debate for the first time this summer.
Patricia Churchill relayed a story about a close family member who recently lost a high paying job and her health insurance. Churchill told Cantor that her relative was dying of stomach tumors and needs an operation as soon as possible. Cantor responded by suggesting that Churchill's relative should seek "existing government programs" or find charity.