This time, they are trying to revise history by responding to a You Tube video that shows the president, in his own words, supporting a government take over of the health insurance industry. (Just as they've taken over banks and automobile manufacturers.)
The White House says,
"In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to "eliminate" private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth."In a lame attempt to counter the opposition video, she points out that the president claims that his reform plan will allow Americans to keep their insurance plan and doctor, if they want to.
In a White house Blog she writes,
"For the record, the President has consistently said that if you like your insurance plan, your doctor, or both, you will be able to keep them. He has even proposed eight consumer protections relating specifically to the health insurance industry."The opposition video
So what is going on?
The people who are satisfied with their insurance (80% of private sector policy holders) do not want to have their insurance become so expensive that they will be forced to sign on the Obama plan. The White House and their surrogates are desperately trying to convince Americans that no such thing will happen.
But the people know that the Obama plan leads directly to government run single payer program that will dramatically increase the cost of health care in America and government bureaucrats would be deciding what doctors, labs, specialists, procedures and hospitals the public plan will allow, and to whom they will allow it. This government has a history of choosing the winners, such as Goldman-Sachs, and deciding who will lose, such as Lehman Bros.
In their efforts to keep the public from turning against their plan (too late), they have requested that if you hear anyone talking down their reform plans you should report them to the White House. This is sort of like the legions of informants some 80 years go in Europe.
From the White House.
"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. 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. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com."Who wants to be a loyal lap dog to the government's disinformation machine?
The blatant Orwellian business model that the administration is employing should be a warning to everyone.