Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FUD: Health Care Reform

The amount of stupid misinformation going out about the upcoming health care reform legislation is astounding. It's on par with the claims that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. Ironically, John McCain really wasn't born in the United States (he was born in Panama), just nobody chose to attack his eligibility (he was born on a military base, so born a citizen).

Anyways, it's gotten to the point where folks have had to put up a website to clear up these ridiculous accusations. Honestly, why the hell would the proposed changes suddenly change the health care system into something drastically different from what it is now?

The government would gain some say into the services that you have access to. Is this so different from HMOs currently deciding what services you have access to? The difference is that HMOs are profit based organizations, so they are motivated to do what saves them money. I see government run health care as an improvement.

On top of that, they aren't planning on taking away your current health care options. They are adding an additional option. How is that taking away your freedom of choice? An additional choice is more freedom of choice if anything.

Turn on your brains, people.

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