GOP: First ‘Kill Granny’ and Now ‘Republicans Would be Denied Healthcare’ Untruths

August 28, 2009

(ChattahBox)— It seems the Republican National Committee knows no shame when it comes to fear-mongering tactics on health care reform. As noted by Alex Koppelman at Salon, the “…death panels myth wasn’t enough for the RNC and now they are falsely suggesting that not just old people, but all Republicans would be denied health care under a Democratic health plan.

The latest Republican untruth about health care reform was found in a fundraising mailer from Michael Steel Chairman of the RNC, which included a survey.

One of the questions read:

“It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person’s political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system. Does this possibly concern you?”

A couple receiving the mailer, were appalled at the shameless assertion that Democrats would deny Republicans health care and forwarded the survey question to their local paper.

RNC spokesperson Katie Wright, later released a statement admitting that the “…question was inartfully worded,” but added that the health care reform bill “gives government bureaucrats access to a range of Americans’ personal information.”

As noted by Greg Sargent of The Plum Line, the RNC was “unable to immediately produce any examples of anyone expressing any “concerns” or “fears” that health care reform would result in such discrimination against Republicans.”


Comments

One Response to “GOP: First ‘Kill Granny’ and Now ‘Republicans Would be Denied Healthcare’ Untruths”

  1. Old Man Dotes on August 28th, 2009 4:55 pm

    ‘ the health care reform bill “gives government bureaucrats access to a range of Americans’ personal information.”’

    Yeah, and that’s SO much worse than the existing Death Panels which are operated by Republicans who are in the employ of insurance companies; who have access to a huge range of Americans’ personal information; and who routinely deny health care benefits to anyone who isn’t rich, or already perfectly healthy. You’ll note that the vast majority of Republicans are wealthy, and have private insurance – very EXPENSIVE private insurance.

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