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Here's an article about how great health care reform is, and what liars
the idiots that spread disinformation are.
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Subject: Healthcare critics make outlandish claims: Obama
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 04:50:43 -0700 (PDT)
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Healthcare critics make outlandish claims: Obama
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN0742097620090808
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused his critics on
Saturday of resorting to "outlandish rumors" and "misleading
information" aimed at derailing his efforts to overhaul the $2.5
trillion U.S. healthcare system.
Obama struck back at conservative opponents as lawmakers returned
home
for their August break facing an increasingly rancorous battle over
his top domestic legislative priority. A deal on healthcare has yet
to
be struck in Congress.

"As we draw close to finalizing -- and passing -- real health
insurance reform, the defenders of the status quo and political
point-
scorers in Washington are growing fiercer in their opposition," Obama
said, without naming names, in his weekly radio and Internet address.

"Some have been using misleading information to defeat what they know
is the best chance of reform we have ever had," Obama said, adding it
was critical for Americans to have all the facts as they meet their
lawmakers in home districts.

Obama adviser David Axelrod has coached Democrats in the Senate,
where
the party has a majority, on how to deal with angry opponents of the
healthcare proposals during the month long recess.

Obama's aides and fellow Democrats have charged that protests staged
at some "town hall"-style meetings held by congressional Democrats
have been orchestrated by Republican- and industry-backed groups and
conservative talk-show hosts, and are calling for a more civil
dialogue.

Obama's push for healthcare reform, which seeks to provide coverage
to
nearly 46 million uninsured Americans, rein in healthcare costs and
regulate insurance practices the package is vital to a U.S. economic
recovery. No Republicans have backed the proposals being crafted in
Congress.

"Let me explain what reform will mean for you. And let me start by
dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia,
cut Medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care.
That's simply not true," Obama said in his Saturday address.

"There are those who ... are trying to exploit differences or
concerns
for political gain," he added. Continued...


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