Beneath the cover in the health care debate
An email today from Mybarrackobama.com asked me to write a letter to my local paper and post it on Facebook. The email said:
"An alarming new study shows that health care costs increased last year at the fastest rate in more than a half century. Health care spending rose to an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009, or $8,047 per person -- and is now projected to nearly double by 2019. If we don't act, this growing burden will mean more lost jobs, more families pushed into bankruptcy, and more crushing debt for our nation. The conclusion is clear: This isn't a problem we can kick down the road for another decade -- or even another year. We need to pass health reform now."
Readers will note an initial lie (act of omission) that although this was an html email there was no link provided to that "alarming new study." Don't want you folks being influenced by facts or informed about the source of the 'study'. read more »