Okay, so this was a week of misinformation and inappropriate behavior taking center stage in the national discussion on healthcare reform. I have been revolted by the level of stupidity and lack of decency displayed by certain fellow citizens.
I went to factcheck.org to get some clear answers about some of the myths, about Pres. Obama's health care plan, that are being circulated as truths.
In a nutshell researchers at factcheck.org have found evidence that indicate the following statements are FALSE.:
False: Government Will Decide What Care I Get (a.k.a. they won’t give grandma a hip replacement)
False: The Bill Is Paid For
False: Private Insurance Will Be Illegal
False: The House Bill Requires Suicide Counseling
False: Families Will Save $2,500
False: Medicare Benefits Will Be Slashed
False: Illegal Immigrants Will Be Covered
Please note the article was not a complete love letter to Pres. Obama. They are calling him on some claims. I say this looks like a good place to start to find unbiased reporting.
SUGGESTED ACTION: Cut and paste some of this post content, with the factcheck.org link, onto discussion boards that are being overrun by the Astro-Turfers.