WHY JENNIFER GOT SICK

THE MOTHER OF A POSTER CHILD FOR HEALTH-CARE REFORM IS ACCUSED OF CAUSING HER DAUGHTER'S ILLNESSES

Sitting beside Hillary Clinton at a meeting on Capitol Hill two summers ago, Jennifer Bush cut a heartbreaking figure. The seven-year-old Coral Springs, Florida, girl with big eyes and a perky red bow atop her little Dutch-boy coif seemed a perfect poster child for the Administration's health-care-reform plan. Chronically ill almost from birth, Jennifer had already endured nearly 200 hospitalizations and 40 operations, and her $2 million-plus medical bill had exhausted the family's health-insurance benefits. Not surprisingly, Jennifer became a media darling, appearing on the Today show and on the front page of many newspapers.

Now it appears that Jennifer's suffering...

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