September 8th, 2009 12:30 EST
Myths and Falsehoods about Health Care Reform
MYTH 1: VHA "death book" pushes vets to prematurely end their lives
MYTH 2: Using reconciliation to pass major legislation is the "nuclear option" and is unprecedented
MYTH 3: Kennedy`s absence -- rather than GOP obstructionism -- is to blame for partisan health care fight
MYTH 4: Conservative claims about abortion and health reform are simply intended to block federal funding
MYTH 5: There is no health care crisis
MYTH 6: Health care reform will impose rationing
MYTH 7: Health care reform provides for euthanasia, "death panel"
MYTH 8: Health care reform legislation will cover undocumented immigrants
MYTH 9: Health care reform will raise your taxes
MYTH 10: Health care reform would tax all small businesses
MYTH 11: Health care reform would add $1 trillion-plus to deficit
MYTH 12: House bill would ban private individual insurance
MYTH 13: Obama said he didn`t read House bill
MYTH 14: Co-ops are an adequate substitute for a public option
MYTH 15: Obama is pushing a system like the U.K. and Canada
MYTH 16: Obama, Dems pushing "socialized medicine"
MYTH 17: Prominent opponents of health care reform are credible
MYTH 18: Government can`t run a health care program
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