Tuesday, August 18, 2009

AARP Presents Myth vs Fact

Myths and Facts about Heathcare

The facts are clear: Healthcare in the U.S. costs too much, wastes too much, makes too many mistakes and returns too little value for our money. That’s why, on behalf of our 40 million members, AARP believes Washington needs to take action now, so all Americans can have access to quality, affordable healthcare.

There are many naysayers who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo and will stop at nothing to derail healthcare reform. To save their profits, many will try to scare Americans with myths about legitimate proposals to lower healthcare costs.

Opponents of healthcare reform will use every tool at their disposal, including their ability to spend exorbitant amounts of money on television, newspaper and radio ads to spread their myths.

AARP is committed to exposing this misinformation campaign so that our nation can move toward the ultimate goal of quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans. Below are a few of the most popular myths about healthcare reform, followed by the facts to refute them:

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Anonymous said...

Yep. Here's how the AARP handles skeptical questions during discussions on the issue unplugging the microphone...nice touch): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoMNDdQ1_h0

And here is how members have responded to AARP support of ObamaCare: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/17/eveningnews/main5247916.shtml

John_retired_in_LA said...

The AARP website is full of lies and distortions! Have you read the 1,018 page bill? I have, and I have also taken the time to research speeches, and reports from Congress, and results of internal votes that went into writing the bill (HR3200). Did you even know that Sen. Harry Reid confirmed that Congress didn't write the bill -- outside lobbyists wrote it and Congress approved their pages and pages of gobbledygook.

It's all spelled out clearly with facts and citations at http://AARPLIES.com

You can disagree on goals and intent, but if you say you don't believe something, then READ THE BILL, and read the REAL ways we can improve healthcare without killing our current very good healthcare system and ceding control over our health to a government single payer rotten system that will be terrible. Again, Read the Facts, and aarplies.com