Myths — Ahem — Lies About Health-Care Reform

January 19, 2011 in Affordable Health Insurance, Dependants, Health Care, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance Reform, Individual Health Insurance

Myths — Ahem — Lies About Health-Care Reform

By Richard Cohen
Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/19/2011

The Post, enamored of euphemisms, calls lies myths. Thus the headline on a terrific article by Glenn Kessler entitled “Debunking common myths about health-care reform.”

The first myth is that “This is a ‘government takeover’ of the health-care system.” It is, of course, no such thing, unless the term “takeover” means the passing of some regulations. If that’s the case, then the government long ago took over the radio and television industry (the FCC and all of that), the drug industry (the FDA) and, of course, mining, what with all those pesky inspections and periodic indignation over the deaths of miners. In fact, as Kessler points out, the government did not take over the health insurance industry….

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