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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 08:36 PM
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FACT CHECK: Spinning the New Health Care Law
The President he declared, "all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform." I think the right wingnuts will continue to muddy the waters with lies, half-truth and blather.

Here's a look at some of the myths and realities, from both sides of the issue:

-- Obama has put the nation on a slippery slope toward socialism.

Hello? Government's role in health care has been steadily growing since Medicare and Medicaid were established 45 years ago

- Health care overhaul is going to lower your health insurance premiums.

The budget office ... said premiums for some people would be lower than they would have been without the bill. Premiums for others would be higher.

-- You will be forced to pay for other people's abortions.

Only if you join a health insurance plan that covers abortion

-- The Democratic bill will lead to government health care rationing.

The legislation sets up a research center to compare the effectiveness of medical treatments ... (but) The legislation specifies that the research findings cannot be used to impose mandates, guidelines or recommendations for payment, coverage, or treatment -- or used to deny coverage.

- The American people have already rejected Obamacare.

Although some polls show a majority oppose the bill, most surveys find the public about evenly divided.

-- The legislation will save Medicare from bankruptcy.

...will add at least nine years of solvency to the program's giant hospital insurance trust fund, ..

FACT CHECK: Spinning the New Health Care Law
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