Have a reality check on republican healthscare spin.
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As you may be aware, John Boehner, the Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, has claimed that reform would result in a government takeover of health care, cuts in Medicare benefits, and federal funding of abortion. All of these have been debunked by non-partisan fact checks, and refuted by organizations such as Catholics United. Non-partisan FactCheck.org and the American Medical Association have both said that under the Obama plan, no one would be forced from their plan and private insurance would not go out of business. Savings in Medicare and Medicaid would come from trimming inefficiency and waste, not cutting benefits. Republicans introduced similar legislation to eliminate waste and fraud in Medicare Advantage this year, and the 2009 GOP budget proposal gutted Medicare. The independent fact-check site Politifact has declared claims that reform would provide federal funding for abortions “FALSE”—and even Catholics United, an organization that opposed abortion, has declared these claims misleading. The President’s plan will bring stability and security to those with insurance, affordable coverage to those who do not, and lower the cost of care; without adding a dime to the deficit. Yet, it must include, or be part of singlepayer healthcare, with Community 1st Choice Option and CLASS Act (Community Choice Act for the handicapped, elderly, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, are the best of the lot, so far; i.m.h.o..
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