Sunday, August 02, 2009

Do not let bullshit pass unchallenged

Disinformation is being spread at almost every turn - falsehoods, distortions, and misleading statements designed to get congresscritters to vote against the best interest of the People. Much is directed straight to the members of Congress - often with donations discreetly not-quite-attached - and much is aimed at the populace to cause confusion, doubt, anxiety, and get people to back off from a fully functional health care system. Why? Because that would cut into the profits of the insurance companies. And they will fight like hell to keep that from happening. Nothing is beneath them.

So arm yourself with facts and be prepared to challenge bullshit when you see or hear it.

Check out jamess' article today titled "Insurance Exec admits Michael Moore was RIGHT about Health Care."
BILL MOYERS: You were also involved in the campaign by the industry to discredit Michael Moore and his film "Sicko" in 2007. [...] So what did you think when you saw that film?

WENDELL POTTER: I thought that he hit the nail on the head with his movie. But the industry, from the moment that the industry learned that Michael Moore was taking on the health care industry, it was really concerned.

BILL MOYERS: What were they afraid of?

WENDELL POTTER: They were afraid that people would believe Michael Moore.

BILL MOYERS: Is it true? Did you think it contained a great truth?

WENDELL POTTER: Absolutely did.

BILL MOYERS: What was it?

WENDELL POTTER: That we shouldn't fear government involvement in our health care system. That there is an appropriate role for government, and it's been proven in the countries that were in that movie.

You know, we have more people who are uninsured in this country than the entire population of Canada. And that if you include the people who are underinsured, more people than in the United Kingdom. We have huge numbers of people who are also just a lay-off away from joining the ranks of the uninsured, or being purged by their insurance company.

Keep on fighting.

--the BB


susankay said...

This all really sucks. And the thing is that it has changed FOR THE WORSE in the last 20 years. When I stopped active involvement with HMOs we got LESS from the government than it would have paid if comparable people had enrolled in "regular" Medicare -- now they get MORE -- for no good reason.

The magic word is "badens" -- and so it is -- bad.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Anyone surprised at this?