Wednesday, August 12, 2009

OH 07: Steve Austria's Op-Ed Lie

Once again Congressman Steve Austria can't tell the truth. In an op-ed he wrote for the Lancaster Eagle Gazette on August 8th. He makes the following statement:

"The House plan is about 1,000 pages long and according to the Lewin Group, a nonpartisan actuarial group, it could cause as many as 114 million individuals to lose their current health care insurance due to the government-run plan reimbursing at Medicare rates in the legislation. The House bill also could mean 4.7 million people will lose their jobs as a result of taxes on businesses that are not able to offer employees health insurance."

The Lewin Group? A non partisan actuarial group? The Lewin Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Health Group, one of the profit gouging insurance companies getting rich denying coverage to Americans .

Though perhaps we can't hold Austria totally responsible for this lie, considering his history of plagiarism he probably didn't write this op-ed anyway.

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Blogger Andrew said...

I agree this is hardly a non partisan source of information. Shame on Steve Austria.

6:49 PM  

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