Obama: Please Report Your Friends and Neighbors to the Government
With support for the Obama administration’s health care reform plan fading, the White House is looking for new ways to address any criticism of the plan. I first saw some news reports about this and an article over at Hotair.com. I was shocked when I did some more research on what I was reading.
The Whitehouse blog is telling supporters of Obama’s health care reform that there is disinformation about health care reform out there and they want your help in finding it.
These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help.
They ask that if you get any emails from friends or see things on the Internet that are “fishy”, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If I hadn’t seen this for myself, I would have thought somebody was trying to push some crazy conspiracy theory.
Here is one of those “fishy” things you can send them. The president continues to assure the American people that you can keep your current coverage if you like it. However, the text of HR 3200 clearly states that you can keep your coverage unless your insurance company adds anybody new to the plan or changes anything about the plan. You can see the text on page 16 of the 1,018 page document. Note that the link is to the official House document site and not another blog or website.
They way it is stated it would seem that if your employer hires another employee, they can’t enroll them in the same plan that you have or the plan is no longer grandfathered which then pushes you to the public plan. It would seem that it would be the same if the insurer tried to change any of the terms of the plan such as adding or removing things that are covered.
I’ve sent a link to the house bill to White House blog stating that I found this “fishy” document on the Internet that seems to contradict many of the things that the president is saying in the daily television appearances. I expect to be visited by uniformed ACORN police or men-in-black later today.
I would suggest that if you receive any email or find a web site supporting the take over of our private health-care system, you report it to the government as some sort of “fishy disinformation”.