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Senate Opponents Delivering 'Chicken Little' Mistruths Crafted to Sow Fear on Health Reform, says Consumer Watchdog
Date:12/7/2009

nce is as small as it is.

See Commonwealth Fund poll at: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Content/Publications/In-the-Literature/2009/May/Meeting-Enrollees-Needs.aspx

As for federal bureaucrats controlling care, government would indeed set minimums on the care that must be provided in most plans, as well as study what is most effective in treating chronic disease. Unfortunately, private insurance companies will still be hunting every loophole, as they already do, to limit care and increase shareholder profits.

** America can't afford this huge entitlement program!!! (Implication: It's just like welfare!!!)

Longer truth: America can't afford not to fix its health care system, which is sucking up an ever-larger share of national economic output, while caring for ever-fewer people. The costs are bankrupting families and businesses alike. Insurance companies can capriciously deny to insure any applicant, and cancel their insurance if policyholders get sick. While the health reform bills in Congress are weaker than they could be -- a failed attempt to appease insurers -- they curb the worst abuses and would insure more than half of the 48 million uninsured Americans.

While no one can guarantee the future, the fiscally conservative Congressional Budget Office finds that the reforms would not increase federal indebtedness, and would slightly decrease it. The reforms would certainly spur new economic activity.

The aim of the sound-bite brigades is to kill health reform, since they offer no alternative that would increase the number of people with health care. They clearly hope to delay action long enough to build generalized fear of loss, and loathing of government.

A similar assault met Franklin D. Roosevelt's finally successful eff
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