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Busting Health Care Reform Myths

It’s an undeniable reality. The health care system costs too much, wastes too much, makes too many mistakes and gives us too little value for money. That’s why AARP believes Congress must pass health reform now—reform that controls costs, improves quality, and provides all Americans with affordable, quality health care choices.

Affordable health care for all Americans must be the goal. Right now, this basic necessity is increasingly out of reach, with mounting problems breeding cynicism, stress, and even despair. As a patient who is fast running out of money put it, “So much for the American dream.”

But as the debate heats up, rhetoric runs rampant. Nay-sayers are seizing the spotlight in efforts to derail real reform. They propagate myths about legitimate proposals to curb costs. They try to halt change. … Back to Article

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