The issues — tax policy, employer mandates, community-rated insurance plans — required the combined expertise of a doctor, an economist, a lawyer and an actuary to fully grasp.
But ever since Congress stopped talking and went into recess several weeks ago, the health care reform debate has grown white-hot. Topping the bill are the issues of euthanasia, abortion, illegal immigration, federal ID cards, socialized medicine
People have got genuine concerns, said Christian Morgan, a political consultant and former executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. Theyre reacting because theyre not sure whats going on at all. They dont trust Washington. They dont trust the government.
The Democrats can complain all they want about Republicans trying to mislead the public, but the fact is theres a lot of confusing information out there. The Democrats have been trying to jam this down everyones throats for the past couple of months, and theyre just not buying it anymore.
But many of the allegations being made about health care reform have been based on misreadings or misrepresentations of whats in the House bills 1,000-plus pages.
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