05/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Health Plan Would Not Cover Child Featured At Event

Today at a campaign event, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) toured Miami Children's Hospital and met with some of the facility's young patients. As The New York Times reported, McCain heard the story of Jake, a 9 year-old child with a cleft palate. Cleft palates can be fixed with a simple operation, but as Jake's father told McCain today, his family has been struggling to get their insurance company to cover the operation Jake needs.

While Jake's father related his story, McCain "nodded intently" -- but failed to tell him that Jake would not get coverage under his health care plan.

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