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March 28th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Opposition to the Health Reform Bill, Is it Full of Myths?

In response to some of the discussions about the health reform bill someone sent me another article link. This refutes all the amazingly great points about the bill. I am still very much for the health reform bill. However,  I am printing this link in hope that others may provide rebuttals with solid facts to the proposed myths.

Here is the article which states the alleged myths about the health reform bill.

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    Rosie, I’m very much against the health care reform bill.
    Yes health care needs fixing, but this bill does not fix it, most likely it will make things worse.

    It is a very complex bill. People are still arguing about what it will and will not do. Too many people on both sides give opinions as to what the bill will and will not do, passing on what others on their side say, without referencing the bill itself. Of course with over 2000 pages of legaleeze, who can blame them?

    I’m looking for an article I saw which referenced the bill itself, by line number. Wish more would give their sources instead of copying what others have said. Rosie the article you give has some valid points which would carry much more weight if backed up with references. I don’t see any of the myth breaking facts having sources listed. I’ve seen too much on both sides not backed up by facts to take by face value.

    One thing that concerned me very much is the vast power given to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. As huge as the bill was, much was left vague, giving the secretary much power, citizens of US less power. Much power in an appointed official not even an elected official.

    The bill oversteps the power given to the federal government by congress.

    Some citizens choose alternative health care, yet would be forced to pay for a type of insurance which doesn’t address their needs.

    Adding another layer of administration costs increases the cost of any service, health care cost will continue to go up.

    As insurance premiums skyrocket, see if more people don’t beg for the public option.

    I’ve seen both good and bad in government health care. Medical staff is often overworked, underpaid, yet there are many very caring individuals and often the best of care. But there are exceptions, when a VA doctor says tingling and numbness, loss of control in a hand is caused by arthritis in a shoulder (I can see pain but not numbness); or one VA doctor has to personally travel 70 miles to closest VA hospital to get care (an appointment for an existing condition found by the same VA hospital–but ignored requests for treatment) for a patient (they didn’t return her calls either).

    I’m very much opposed to passing a bill to see if it’ll work and placing so much power in so few hands.

    Heidi Caswell on April 5th, 2010
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