Monday, March 15, 2010

Straight Talk Don't Swing the Votes

The Dems have pulled out all the stops when it comes to tear jerker stories of people who can't afford health care but they aren't telling the whole story.  Consider this from

“Of people currently classified as uninsured, a conservative estimate says about 45 percent of them would be able to get health insurance right now if they wanted it,” says economist Glen Whitman. That estimate comes from a study headed by a Johns Hopkins University researcher, which separates those who could get insurance into one of two categories: Those who earn enough money to buy it, and those who qualify for existing government programs.
We don't hear alot about people who can afford health insurance but choose not to purchase it.  The twenty-five year old who would rather eat out every night than buy insurance doesn't exactly pull at the heart strings the way a sick child does.  The video at the link below also states that there are approximately 11 million people in the United States who qualify for existing government programs but don't apply for them.  Why don't Obama & Co. tell the whole truth about the state of health care in this country?  Because emotions sells, facts don't. 
Watch the video

1 comment:

MarySue said...

Excellent point Carol and one we haven't been making often enough. It does seem to be the MO Dems trot out the single mother story to pull at the heart strings.Very little attention has been paid to those who don't know they are covered or just outright would rather not buy it