Media carries a lot of water Obama on health care

Take these results from the new NBC poll under the headline: "Myths Endure on Health Care, Highlighting Doubts on Overhaul."

Nearly half of Americans believe that a proposed overhaul of the health care system means the government will decide when to stop providing medical treatment to senior citizens, according to the latest polling by NBC News released this evening. . . .

Possibly Americans believe this because it is true. The sad thing is that more Americans don't believe this.

Additionally, 50% believe that the overhaul will use federal tax dollars to pay for abortions. While it is unclear if the final bill would do so, current law bans federal funds from being used to fund abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life. . . .

True the law isn't passed yet. It is also true that current law forbids this, but why is that relevant? The bills do allow this, and that is the bottom line.

July 17, 2007
Obama speaking to planned parenthood

in my mind reproductive care is essential care, it is basic care. And so it at the center and at the heart of the plan that I propose. . . . It will be a plan that will provide all essential care including reproductive services.

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Blogger Angela said...

The supporters seem to reply to the end-of-life care decisions with "that's only what it says, not what it means."

They also think that abortions are a right, so the second point is a plus.

8/19/2009 11:26 AM  

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