Thursday, September 10, 2009

Minor(NOT) Detail - Health Care

The Truth about the Health Care Bills

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6 min, 51 sec

Postscript: In response to Joyful Momma's thoughtful remarks, while this is by no means exhaustive, a few of the bill's elements are addressed in this analysis by John David Lewis, associate professor in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at Duke University.  Line-by-line analyses are online and circulating via email, and those can be individually scrutinized by checking the text of HR 3200 at Open Congress.

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.  ~Isaiah 33:15-16


Joyful_Momma said...

I would be a bit more credulous of these claims if there were citations of where in the bill he is specifically referring to. I don't have the knowledge to read the whole thing and really decipher I rely on others to point out what is wrong, but I need concrete evidence not just claims without the citations to back it up.

I agree that this administration has been doing some major power-grabbing from day one, but we need circumspection to be seen as credible.

CarolineNot said...

Like you, JoyfulM, I'm not going to read the bill and thusly appreciate the works of others who have both read and digested it. If I had time, I'd be doing more fact-finding than I have. With at least a modest awareness of what's really happening in our nation and in the world, I freely admit that I accept and reject some information based on running it through that awareness filter, rather than digging through the minutia: Hmm, "fits," "doesn't fit," or "better check on that one."

Your point, though, is well taken, and thank you for making it. I've added a (paltry Ü) postscript which may aid skeptics or those who have the time to explore the layers. Perhaps the text of the bill will be an aid to those who read the analyses or listen to conflicting claims and want to judge for themselves whether or not the words of the bill are being rightly divided.