“Barack had to sit at the end of his mom's hospital bed and watch her fight cancer and fight her insurance companies at the same time she was fighting for her life.”

--Vice President Joe Biden

This is a carefully worded statement that suggest President Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was fighting for health coverage while dying. This is a story that Obama frequently told on the campaign trail, but which was later called into question by Dunham’s biographer. Note that Biden does not specify that Dunham was fighting “health insurance” companies.