Read The Bill?

Angry mobs at town halls are screaming “Read the bill!” but I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that not a single person yelling and not listening has actually done so himself. I say that with confidence because I am getting my fair share of emails from people who insist H.R. 3200 (the House health care reform bill) does everything from ration care for the elderly to let the federal government access your bank accounts for mandatory funds transfers. It would be funnier if so many people didn’t believe it was true.

H.R. 3200 is a long bill, but it’s online. Totally transparent. You are welcome to read it for yourself here (pdf) or here.

Or if you don’t want to read the whole thing, the Energy & Commerce Committee has fact sheets galore online here. For example, check out

What’s In The Health Care Reform Bill For You?


Meeting Health Care Needs of Senior Citizens & People With Disabilities.

And remember, we now have a Fight the Smears page. Cut and paste the text and email it back to anyone who’s spreading lies and misinformation.

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