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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Obama Addresses Health Care Reform


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President Barack Obama calls health insurance reform critical to our nations long-term economic strength and dispels the outlandish rumors being promoted by those who are defending the status-quo. Obama is warning Americans not to believe “rumors” that the health reform initiative he’s pushing will lead to a government-run health care system or push Medicare recipients to die rather than running up a hefty tab for medical services.

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Let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia, or cut Medicaid, or bring about a government takeover of health care. That's simply not true," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address released Saturday morning.

"This isn’t about putting government in charge of your health insurance; it’s about putting you in charge of your health insurance. Under the reforms we seek, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” Obama insisted.

Obama’s message about rumermongering dovetailed with an effort that the White House launched on the Internet this week to collect and refute what Obama aides said was misinformation being spread about Democratic health reform proposals.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25935.html#ixzz0NbG0tDng


















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