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Opponents Continue to Distort Health Care Debateby Blaine

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 Opponents Continue to Distort Health Care Debate

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, on ABC’s This
Week, Aug. 16, 2009:
“I think it’s really horrific that some opponents of the health reform
bill have used painful personal moments to scare people
about what is in the bill. Nothing could be farther from the truth.”

President Barack Obama, on CNN Saturday,
August 15, 2009:
When you start making arguments like that, that’s simply dishonest.

Journalist Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg News, August 15, 2009: “This is simply
a provision to pay doctors for what they already do, which is to explain to people at the end of
life what their options are. This is nothing. This is an imaginary, trumped-up issue.

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