HealthCare Falsehoods=Implants, Private Army, etc.
In a new report entitled More Marlarkey About Health Care, citing an inbox full of queries from concerned citizens regarding the validity of a variety of claims made by opponents of health care reform, Factcheck.org dispels five of the most incendiary claims that continue to be offered by opponents since the passage of the health care bill.
One month after President Barack Obama signed the legislation, the group said its inbox was full of messages asking whether claims made by some opponents of the legislation are true. In most cases, it said, they are not.
"We've seldom seen a piece of legislation so widely misrepresented, and misunderstood ....
Exaggerated, False Claims Continue After the Passage of Health Care
False claims concerning the health care bill continue to be offered by some opponents of health care, including bogus contentions that Muslims will be exempt from any insurance requirements, the mandatory requirement of implantation of microchips into patients and alleged cuts to members of the military and their families.
.... the confusion was understandable given various versions of the bill considered by the House and Senate and the "awkward two-step legislative dance" that lawmakers went through before it finally passed March 21. Yet even now that the bill is law, "some opponents persist in making false or exaggerated claims ....