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Health care rumors founded

Posted: August 15, 2009 9:43 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

The front page story in Sunday's Signal headlined "Health care rumors unfounded" (Aug. 9) is misleading.

It gives the impression that opposition to the proposed health care reform bill before Congress stems from lies and rumors. It freely quotes a spokesperson for AARP, who is anything but objective.

The American Association of Retired Persons is primarily a lobbying organization that tends to promote liberal causes. It does its members a disservice by supporting a government takeover of our health care system.

All Americans, particularly senior citizens, must be wary of this bill. It contains provisions to severely limit our choices and reduce the quality of health care.

And, contrary to The Signal article, it does provide for government counseling on end-of-life options. It can be found on pages 425 and 426 of the bill. Look it up on http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf.

We do not need, nor can we afford, any further government intervention in our health care. Such systems have failed everywhere they've been tried.

It has been proven throughout the history of our great country that nothing works better than free people making free choices about the goods and services they buy from free companies doing business in a free market.

Get it? It all depends on freedom. And every time government intervenes, more of our freedom is lost.

Editor's note: The Signal story did indeed include relevant text from the health care proposal now under consideration. See www.the-signal.com/news/article/16598.

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