Thursday, September 10, 2009

AP Fact Checks Obama's Health Care Speech and Finds Problems

The Associated Press has fact checked many of the statements in President Obama's health care speech to a joint session of Congress. They found what they politely characterized as "a variety of oversimplifications and omissions." I prefer the way Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C) put it when he let his emotions get the best of him during the speech. "You Lie," Mr. President.

From AP via Yahoo:
OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."

THE FACTS: ...The long-term prognosis for costs of the health care legislation has not been good.

OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have....

More here.


Anonymous said...

Nice but... you are not counting that health is priceless. It is not that easy to put a price to some one life.

Spending money to be healthy will be always a good investment.

Who is John Galt? said...

kokyjabn, you and all the Obama-sheeple share the same problem that you have no idea how insurance and the health care system works. Yes, it would be nice if health care were available free for all ... but that would require that our doctors or hospitals not only work for free but also pay all of their operating costs themselves. Are you willing to work without pay because people have a "right" to your services free of charge? Well then, who should have to pay you so that people can get your services for free? And why should hard-working Americans pay for the health care of the lazy who haven't been paying into the system? And why should they be denied care so the lazy get get the care they have not paid into?
If you want to understand better the complexity of this issue, I suggest you educate yourself on the way the health care system works. You can start here: