Monday, August 17, 2009

The AARP's Liar Proves Conservatives Right

Yesterday on FoxNews Sunday, the AARP sent some guy to lie for defend ObamaCare.

And he did what he could: he lied by omission. AND he proved the Conservatives right!

Specifically, when discussing interstate purchasing of insurance, he said that such purchasing 'would raise the price of insurance' because the demand for el cheapo policies would eventually load the cohort with people who would drive up the price of insurance in those locations.


First off, he deliberately forgot that SOME insurance packages are 'el cheapo' because the governing State does not have burdensome mandates. We all know that New York State, for example, has much more significant mandate-costs than Wisconsin(!!!)

Secondly, Conservatives have said, repeatedly, that adding 46 million people to "insured" status will drive up demand and prices.

Just like The AARP's Liar said.

Too bad that Chris Wallace didn't catch that for a followup, eh?

1 comment:

Neo-Con Tastic said...

For the record, I wasn't too impressed with the AARP or AMA representatives.

I remember him clearly lying about the cost of insurance going up but I was also disgusted by president of the AMA and his bullsh-t. Their comments pushed me further away from this reform debate.