Thursday, August 20, 2009

Speaking out on misinformation in health debate

A news conference August 19 in Kansas City took aim at misinformation marring the debate on health reform.

Myra Christopher of the Center was quoted extensively, chastising reform critics for frightening the elderly with false claims that reform proposals in Congress would limit end-of-life care.

That’s “fear-mongering and demagoguery,” Christopher said. “I think it’s absolutely despicable.”

Here are links to coverage:

Clergy, community leaders say the health debate has been marred by misinformation, Kansas City Star, August 20, 2009

Health Care Reform Supporters Slam 'Fear Mongering', WDAF-TV 4, August 19, 2009

Faith Leaders Ask For Civil Discourse On Health Care, KMBC-TV 9, August 19, 2009

False Information Muddles Health Debate, KCUR Radio, August 20, 2009



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