Jonathon Cohn writes about some of the pitfalls and problems that health reformers have been trying to avoid. “But making sure people can keep their insurance turns out to be harder than it sounds. It’s been an ongoing preoccupation for staff working on reform, both in the administration and on Capitol Hill.”
It may be 1,000 pages long, but it can be summed up in 1,000 words. Read this insightful, even-handed summary of the health reform debate by the Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis to help make sense of what this is all about. It succintly lays out the proposals, and the pros and cons. As he says, “health-care reform is not that hard to understand, and those who tell you otherwise most likely have an ulterior motive.”
The Obama Administration is using social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote a webpage called Health Insurance Reform: Reality Check that aims to debunk some of the myths and rumors swirling around the healthcare debate.
You may have heard some factually incorrect things about the health reform proposal. Here’s our analysis.
The University of Pennsylvania’s independent Annenburg Public Policy Center is fact checking the advertisements for and against health reform. Their site, factcheck.org, examines some of the more outrageous claims being made in TV ads, ferreting out falsehoods and revealing misinformation and misleading claims in the ads.
Congress was urged to slow down and engage in some thoughtful debate about health reform during August recess. It did slow down, but we haven’t exactly had the thoughtful debate yet. As the media and blogosphere reports, it’s almost impossible right now for our leaders to engage in a calm, intelligent conversation with Americans about one of the most important pieces of legislation that will go through Congress this year.
On Tuesday, Obama held a meeting with key Democratic Senators and they “agreed they should give Republicans only until mid-September to get behind the plan.” Americans while slowing the
With legislators returning to their home districts for the August recess, “the White House hopes to build as much momentum as possible,” for health care reform.
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If you’re getting older, or you’ve got an aging parent, you’ve no doubt heard the latest misinformation campaign about health reform – it will kill old people. Or depending on the source of the rumor, it will use tax dollars to euthanize the elderly, counsel them on suicide, or flat-out deny them care until they die.