New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman takes a stab at disproving three of the most popularly believed myths about Obama’s health care reform.
1. It’s a government takeover of health care.
2. ObamaCare will do nothing to reduce cost.
3. Health care reform is fiscally irresponsible.
Health reform is back from the dead. Many Democrats have realized that their electoral prospects will be better if they can point to a real accomplishment. Polling on reform — which was never as negative as portrayed — shows signs of improving. And I’ve been really impressed by the passion and energy of this guy Barack Obama. Where was he last year?
But reform still has to run a gantlet of misinformation and outright lies. So let me address three big myths about the proposed reform, myths that are believed by many people who consider themselves well-informed, but who have actually fallen for deceptive spin.