The White House has started an Anti-Handwavium website to counter all the shrill right-wing madness coming out against health care reform. It has a right-wing myth, folowed by a quick reality check, followed by a video that explains the issue in more detail if you want. Here are the top entries:
Rationing? Insurance companies are rationing your care now. Reform would outlaw that rationing.
Euthanasia? Are you kidding me?
Veteran Care would suffer? Nope. They’re unrelated.
Burden for small businesses? Nope. Currently, big companies get better discounts on health insurance because they have more people in their program. Reform would level the playing field and actually HELP small businesses be more competitive.
Cut Medicare? Simply put, no.
Can’t keep my current insurance or current doctor? You can keep them if you want. Reform won’t force you to change your current situation, it will add a new choice for those who DO want to change.
Good stuff. Next time someone boggles some insane Rush Limbaugh Ditto Head talking point at you about health care reform, point them to the White House website and show them the reality.