Thursday, August 13, 2009

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check

I received an email today from David Axelrod regarding the "vigorous debate about health insurance reform." He goes on to say "some of the old tactics we know so well are back — even the viral emails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies and distortions." He stated that they have launched a website--"realitycheck" to dispel the "rumors and lies," as he calls them. In that same website is another link "we want to hear from you" that provides access for anyone to submit "questions about health insurance reform or suggestions on what topics they should address next." I did provide some input and here's what I wrote and asked:

Try telling the truth more often. You neglect to address the unsustainable costs for this ridiculous health care bill. No one in the white house, not even Obama, has enough experience with Senate and House bills and the language included to know IT STINKS. If the bill is approved, the language contained will be subject to re-interpretation by others to enact and WILL end up with possible detrimental policies to seniors and those less than perfect citizens of our country. It is a fact that Mr. Obama campaigned during most of his Senate career and was not in the Senate long enough to truly learn the processes associated with bill enactment. It is also evident by the responses during his "campaign" style town halls (with the hand selected audiences) that Mr. Obama has not read the bill in its entirety yet nor translated it into outcomes. Contrary to his representation of the bill as health insurance reform, it is nothing more than adding to an existing bad system. If much needed reform is to take place, enact the reforms that the CEO of Whole Foods discusses in his article "The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare." Start with these real reforms first to see health care costs drop. The bill as written by the House does NOT include these REAL reforms. Mr. Obama, address these real reform suggestions at you next town hall.

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