We continue to be mystified by the gaps in Kerry's health care coverage. Why did he have $9,000 in unreimbursed medical and dental expenses, as reported on his tax return?
You know, this issue has become very personal to me. In the last two years, I've seen the health care system up close, its ups and its downs, inside and out. I've lost both my parents and just one year ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I stand before you 100% cured now, but I was lucky. As a U.S. Senator, I could get the best health care in the world. Most people aren't so lucky, and we need to change that. That's why my plan gives every American access to the same kind of health care that members of Congress give themselves.
Emphasis added. Might a reasonable listener be forgiven for concluding that Kerry's medical treatment was covered by his Federal health care plan? He did not, for example, say "as a US Senator and a privately wealthy man I was able to afford out-of-network care".
So, does his plan have huge gaps in its catastrophic coverage? Or did he lie during this speech? Or were the expenses for something else entirely?