A Dose of Reality From Doctor Obama
August 10, 2009 12:50 PM Subscribe
Health Insurance Reform Reality Check.
The White House has just launched a new site to attempt to counter concerns arising from the various factual distortions, misrepresentations and wild-eyed fears that some participants in the ongoing health care reform debate have loudly been voicing lately.
Consider this recent example
of the kind of "talking point" the new site is meant to help counter, as brought to light by Josh Marshall's indispensable Talking Points Memo: one prominent health care reform critic recently opined that, if theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking--a life-long Brit--had been born British, Britain's socialist NHS would have ordered him euthanized, depriving the world of one of its best-loved geniuses, all in the ruthless, jack-booted pursuit of affordable and accessible health care.