Monday, August 10, 2009

White House Responds to Health Care Reform Questions

In the wake of the recent media coverage of health care reform, the White House has produced several videos addressing common questions. They can be found at

The first set of videos addresses a wide scope of topics and debunks some of those common myths:

CEA Chair Christina Romer details how health insurance reform will impact small businesses.

Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes tackles a nasty rumor about euthanasia and clearly describes how reform helps families.

Matt Flavin, the White House's Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy, clears the air about Veteran's benefits.

Kavita Patel, M.D., a doctor serving in the White House's Office of Public Engagement, explains that health care rationing is happening right now and how reform gives control back to patients and doctors.

Robert Kocher, M.D., a doctor serving on the National Economic Council, debunks the myth that health insurance reform will be financed by cutting Medicare benefits.

In a video first released last week, Linda Douglass from the White House Health Reform Office addresses fears about the end of our private insurance system and reiterates that if you like your current plan you can keep it.

There is also a handy FAQ about health insurance reform.

I suggest that you check some of these out, if for no other reason than to hear what the White House perceives as the most significant issues. In addition, the website has a place for you to comment directly with your concerns about health care reform. Now is your chance to make your voice heard.

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