Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another look at Health Care myths...

Myths You'll Hear at Town Halls
by Ernest Istook

Faced with angry constituents at town hall meetings, some congressmen and senators will say whatever it takes to calm things down. Even if it’s misleading.

Two common tell-‘em-what-they-want-to-hear statements now echoing in town halls are:

“As a member of Congress, I get the same health coverage as other federal workers” (sometimes with an added commitment to extend the same coverage to everyone)

“I will oppose any bill that increases the deficit.”

Don’t believe it.

Health Care for Congress

At a town hall for Rep. Jeff Flake (R, AZ), citizen Sally Petrich told him, "Whatever I'm on, I want you on."

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