Thursday, August 6, 2009

Action Alert: Stop Opponents of Health Care Reform from Distorting the Truth

Stop Opponents of Health Care Reform from Distorting the Truth

Statistics have been at the center of the current battle over health care, but opponents of reform have been deceiving the public with biased data that fits their ideological arguments.

The Washington Post just revealed that the Lewin Group, which is commonly cited by Republican lawmakers as an "independent, nonpartisan" think tank, is owned by UnitedHealth, one the country's largest health insurance companies.

This is bad, even by Washington standards. The Lewin Group's research has heavily influenced the health care debate, and its supposedly objective projections have been used to scare Americans away from supporting health care reform.

Tell opponents of health care reform to stop falsely presenting insurance industry research as unbiased information >

It's not surprising that a private insurance company would publish biased information to misinform people about health care reform, which threatens their billions of dollars in annual profits. But for lawmakers who oppose reform to repeat these biased reports as facts without acknowledging their true source is disingenuous and irresponsible.

The American people deserve an honest, straightforward debate on the merits of health care reform.

Tell members of Congress to stop using biased numbers provided by the insurance industry and start an honest debate about how to fix health care in America >

Thanks for lending your voice,

- The Team

Posted by:
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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Stop Congressman from using biased research intended to scare people about health care reform.

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