According to Marketplace.org, “Hollywood Health & Society, a program with the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center got a $500,000 grant this week from The California Endowment to help TV writers tell better stories about the new health insurance law.”
Just who is The California Endowment? According to their website, “The California Endowment was established in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California’s creation of its for-profit subsidiary, WellPoint Health Networks.” So as costs go up because of ObamaCare, at least one of the for-profit entities that benefits from the government forcing people to buy that for-profit’s product is subsidizing Hollywood to get Hollywood to sell us the law is good for us? Outrageous.
Here is a link to the original article and to The California Endowment website.
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Here is detailed information about the propaganda campaign designed by Democrat Nancy Pelosi to sell ObamaCare. Among the things Pelosi is trying to sell:
- Expensive health care is free. Reality: it is not free.
- More than half of those who received insurance through their parents would have had insurance from another source. Reality: This is not a success.
- Forced payments from insurance companies are “rebates”. Reality: they are not.
Read the full package here.
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In the event you tuned into former President Clinton’s speach at the Democratic National Convention, you hear him make comments about health care. For example, Clinton said:
“Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly “robbing Medicare” of $716 billion… But it’s not true…There were no cuts to benefits at all, none.”
Health expert Chris Jacobs responded to this statement, stating, “To follow Clinton’s statement to its logical conclusion, the President believes that 40 percent of Medicare providers going broke, and/or not treating Medicare patients, wouldn’t affect seniors’ health one whit — and that those 40 percent of providers aren’t making seniors any healthier now.”
Clinton also stated:
“[President Obama added] eight years to the life of the Medicare Trust Fund. It’s now solvent until 2024. So President Obama and the Democrats didn’t weaken Medicare, they strengthened it.”
This, of course, has been disproven a number of times in various articles.
You can read more on an analysis of President Clinton’s speech here
A new blog post on National Review Online’s Critical Condition, Grace-Marie Turner explains why the “prospects are bleak that you will be able to keep your doctor and even bleaker that there will be enough doctors to meet demand under Obamacare.”
Read more about this subject here
In defending ObamaCare, the left has begun to push a flawed and discredited report by Families USA that pushes the false notion that if ObamaCare is repealed or struck down by the court that 26,100 people will die per year. The only problem with this is that it is totally and completely false – but it makes for a nice talking point for the left.
The Families USA study was based on two other studies that were likewise flawed. Chris Jacobs at The Joint Economic Committee, a Congressional committee, explains the flaws here
and Avik Roy discusses the flawed studies in depth here
Remember when the President and supporters of ObamaCare promised that ObamaCare would bring down health care costs and lower premiums? How do those promises hold up two years later?
On March 3, 2010, President Obama stated: “Finally, my proposal would bring down the cost of health care for millions — families, businesses, and the federal government.” The reality is that the President’s health care bill broke that promise. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “For 2011 through 2021, national health spending is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.7 percent annually… During this period, the Affordable Care Act is projected… to add about $478 billion in cumulative health spending.” (“National Health Expenditure Projections,” CMS, P.1, 6/12/12).
On January 28, 2011, President Obama promised, “This law will lower premiums.” Again, according to CMS, this promise has been broken. CMS states, “In 2014, growth in private health insurance premiums is expected to accelerate to 7.9 percent, or 4.1 percentage points higher than in the absence of health reform.” (“National Health Expenditure Projections,” CMS, P.9, 6/12/12).
These broken promises are not simply an issue of cost, with higher costs the number of people unable to afford insurance increases. Accordingly, ObamaCare and its broken promises will make it harder for families to obtain and keep their health insurance. Come to think of it, if you can’t keep your insurance that sounds like another broken promise.
A new article on PJ Media warns of the coming politicalization of healthcare and spin to advance the government takeover of healthcare. Its author writes “George Orwell may have invented “Newspeak” for his novel, 1984. But in their discussions of health care, the Obama administration and their political allies have elevated the deceptive use of language to new heights.” Read the full article here.