Monday, September 7, 2009

Health Care Mythology

  • The U.S. has the best health care system in the world.
  • Private health insurance companies are more efficient and customer-focused than the government.
  • Covering the uninsured isn't our problem.
  • We don't need comprehensive reform now -- we can wait.
  • I don't need to worry. I have good insurance through my job.
Nice debunking of these myths at OregonLive. I've read a couple of pieces in the last few days claiming the problem isn't that the dems are wrong, or that they have proposed bad ideas, the problem is that in addition to their complete mental and ethical vacuity, the republicans have an astonishing knack at drumming up short, memorable slogans and talking points... "death panels," "pull the plug on Gramma," "government-run health care" and so on.

The editorial piece linked above does a nice job of taking each of the above sentences and making them into slogans by tacking the word "Myth."

No comments: