Reality Check on the “Reality Check” – You can keep your own insurance 08/17/2009Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Government, Health Care.
Tags: Government, health care, insurance, obama, Reality Check
Linda Douglass is the Communications Director the the Office of Health Reform. She intends to prove that you can keep your own insurance when the Health Care bill is passed.
Douglass says that there are many misleading headlines out there – this is true. However, I have to wonder if she bothered to look at what she pointed to before claiming that “nothing could be farther from the truth”?
This is the video, which pieces together pieces of speeches and interviews, mainly Obama’s.
Odd – those are real interviews and speeches. And those are their words. But Douglass claims that what is said in the video is not true.
Instead of attempting to reveal whatever the truth is, Douglass tries to place blame on the opposition to the Health Care Bill, saying that “the people who always try to scare people whenever you try to bring them health insurance reform are at it again.”
I wonder who those “people who always try to scare people” are….
She then goes on to say that said people are just taking everything out of context to leave a false impression. I don’t know about you, but the above video was quite clear to me, despite it being pieced together.
Then she says “The truth is that the President has been talking to the American people…,” which Douglass says right after she points out a video that clearly shows the same President lying to the American people.
And this is supposed to make the people trust her and President Obama…how exactly?
All right, so Douglass and President Obama both appear to have trouble with telling the truth thus far. Now let’s continue to the video clips Douglass claims “they” won’t show you.
Who the heck are “they”? I’ve seen those clips. No one was specifically not showing them to me.
And the two video clips are Douglass’ “proof” that the government Health Care Bill won’t mess with private insurance. Seeing as earlier in the video we see that the President has lied, these videos are not very convincing.
Now, I’m going to go on a quick tangent. The idea behind the Health Care Bill is not really all bad. It’s the bill itself that is the problem. If the government wants to put out another health care plan similar to the ones that are on the market to compete just like the other insurers compete, good for them. But if they do that, it should not involve a bill – and especially not one like the proposed bill.
Back to the video. At the end, Douglass says, “So, it’s very important for you to have the facts.” The problem? She did not provide any facts. She should have been pointing out sections and provisions in the bill to prove that what President Obama says is true, not using what Obama says to prove what the bill says.
It is a shame that WhiteHouse.gov was unable to provide actual reasons for not believing the “rumors” about the Health Care Bill. President Obama’s words are not proof to me.