On a government website on August 4, 2009 an e-mail address has been issued informing people that
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.”
The whitehouse is asking for the public to report e-mail and websites that talk about health insurance reform that doesn’t match up with whitehouse speak.
To quote an old saying
“If you can’t attack the message,
attack the messenger”
Personally, dubious of the chatter that I’d heard about the healthcare bill, I pulled up the bill and read the excerpts. To date, although I have heard disinformation, it has not been initially issued from the public.
My advice to you is to read the excerpts in the bill yourself.
The “disinformation” about having to give the government access to your bank account is on page 58-59 (search phrase: enable electronic funds transfers)
The “disinformation” about the elderly having to be submitted every five years, after age 65 to hospice councelling is on page 424-425 (search phrase: Advance Care Planning Consultation)
The “disinformation” about the failure to be able to purchase private health insurance after this bill is enacted starts on page 16 (search phrase: Protecting the choice to keep current)
The “disinformation” about being required to have health care coverage. This new IRS rule, which is a tax imposed on individuals without “acceptable” health care coverage at any time during the tax year is on page 167 (search phrase: tax on individuals without acceptable)
The official bill can be accessed here: HR 3200
Be aware that once you e-mail the White House with that “fishy” information to the government you’ve just submitted your e-mail address, IP address, name and other information surrounding the correspondence to permanent government record. The law requires all records be kept.