Today the White House communications machine (bloggers, all of them!) unveiled their latest weapon, a shiny new website that claims to offer a "reality check" about health insurance reform.
The most frequently asked question in the country right now, of course, centers on the provision that requires all seniors to be killed by their government. Let's see if that's addressed in the FAQ section… ah yes, here it is:
This provision, which has been supported by the AARP, would allow senior citizens access to a professional medical counselor who will provide them with any information they might need about preparing a living will, providing medical power of attorney, and—if they are seeking this kind of advice—end of life decisions. These counseling sessions are not mandatory; they are simply made available to those who wish to use the service because they are unable to receive the information from another source. This means that if a senior is seeking such advice and guidance, Medicare would cover it.
Well, that has to be one of the most disingenuous things I've ever read! It doesn't even mention the death panels, as if not telling us about them means that somehow they don't exist.
Why do these people spread harmful, misleading myths about health care reform, and more importantly, where can I report this outrageous behavior?
Tags: Barack Obama, Health Care, Internet