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Healthcare Illusions
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Healthcare Illusions

This story sounds so much like high school. Senator Clinton heard a story from a sheriff in Ohio, who heard the story from a friend, who told him that there was this woman who was pregnant, and died because she couldn't get health care. Her baby died too.

Senator Clinton presented the story over and over again with grave emotion. Only problem is, the story is not true. The Ohio woman did have health insurance, and she did get medical care. Tragically both she and her baby died, but not because they were thrown out on the street by a brutal health care system. The story simply is not true. It is a fabrication and it makes a powerful point.

Politicians talk a lot about government controlled health care. They throw around a lot of stories, facts, and statistics. They are not always telling the truth. Why would any leader lie about something as critical as the health care of a nation? The answer is two-fold. First, there are politicians in America who truly believe in socialism. They believe the best way to control health care costs is to put the government in charge, and patients and their doctors at the end of the line.

Secondly, some politicians are convinced promising universal, free health care is the fastest way to get people to vote for them. It is not about good public policy. It's about winning an election. This latest highly publicized myth about health care should be added to the pile including the myth of 47 million uninsured Americans. That number isn't true either.

We are deeply concerned about your healthcare becoming the political football of any politician or party. That's why we have an entire section of our website dedicated to telling the facts about socialized health care. 

Healthcare Illusions - April 16th, 2008

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