July 31, 2009 by billie789
I found a really cool, non-partisan site, Politifact.com, that debunks political talking points with facts. I’ll post one from time to time.
In the health care bill, “The ‘Health Choices Commissioner’ will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.”
Actually, the Bill says you pick your plan
“It may be the longest chain e-mail we’ve ever received. A page-by-page analysis of the House health care bill argues that reform will end the health care system as we know it: “Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! … Page 42: The ‘Health Choices Commissioner’ will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. … Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services.”
To explain this one, we will start with an explanation of the overall bill, which was unveiled July 14, 2009. The bill envisions that everyone will be required to have health insurance. People who get health insurance through work satisfy this requirement right off the bat.
People who don’t get insurance through work or another group will go to the health care exchange; it’s designed to help people who have to go off on their own to buy health insurance, and for small businesses with few employees. The reason for the exchange is that the government wants to regulate insurers to make sure that health plans clearly explain what they offer, can’t refuse people for pre-existing conditions, and must offer basic levels of service.”
-excerpt from Politifact.com