WASHINGTON – The judgment is harsh in a new poll that finds Americans worried about the government taking over health insurance, cutting off treatment to the elderly and giving coverage to illegal immigrants. Harsh, but not based on facts.
President Barack Obama's lack of a detailed plan for overhauling health care is letting critics fill in the blanks in the public's mind. In reality, Washington is not working on "death panels" or nationalization of health care.
To be sure, presenting Congress and the country with the nuts and bolts of a revamped system of health insurance is no guarantee of success for a president — just ask Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Their famous flop was demonized, too. After all, the devil does lurk in details.
It can also lurk in generalities, it seems.
Some myths and facts
-there is no money
-the gov't has run almost EVERY program they are in charge of into the ground.
-that the gov't is being SO disrespectful of people who disagree with this its nuts
-the bill has too many special interest stuff in it and needs to be written in layman's terms or at least where the politicians can READ it.
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
That if it were so incredibly important to pass this piece of crud it would go into effect way before the next election is well over, so as to secure a win for an Obama second term.
Sort of like it was such a timely thing to pass the stimulus that is hardly being spent, because if we didn't do it NOW, NOW, NOW our world would collapse. Talk about fear mongering. But I digress.
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