Monday, December 2, 2013

Myths about Obamacare

I spent an hour today listening to a webinar for journalists writing about the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

The speaker was Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, a publication that checks claims about all things political, including both critical and complimentary claims about the health care overhaul.

Earlier this year, PolitiFact published an article about 16 Myths About Obamacare.

A couple of highlights: There are no death panels. And Muslims are not excluded.


LaNita said...

The "death panels" are in reference to the IPAB. To simply say it does not exist is based on your personal perspective of what this panel does. It will be comprised of 15 non-medically trained personnel appointed by the President. Their job will be to curb the cost of Medicare... if the IPAB's cost-saving decisions result in someone being denied care and that person dies, then the nickname "death panel" will be seen as quite appropriate especially by the surviving family members.

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