Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Don't Believe the Lying Liars

Health Care Reform without a public option is like treating a heart attack with a bandaid -- a stupid, worthless token gesture. We need real reform, now. All of the credible experts agree that the worst thing we can do is nothing. We have the votes, we just have to convince President Obama and Congress to pretend they have backbones.

Here's a brilliant analogy from author Erica Jong: Don't Let the Crazy People Win This One.

If you're still on the fence, please read this very brief and concise article: 8 Myths About Health Care Reform (and why we can't afford to believe them anymore).

The lies and distortions intended to frighten us away from the issue are, unfortunately, having an effect on the uninformed. So arm yourself with the facts. The following websites are run by nonpartisan organizations with no stake in the proposals:

If you're sufficiently outraged, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. If you want some help, here's a good start.

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