Majority of Americans believe 'myths' about health care reform: US survey finds

An overwhelming number of Americans believe many of the controversial assertions being made about health care reform. The lies are being spread by the right-wing political media oligarchy. The Obama administration has tried to educate the American population but sadly seem to be losing ground as the myths about health care reform continue to grow and take root. The fourth estate has failed the American public. Shame on you ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CNN!

Here are some of the results from the survey done by the Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR) and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics:

67 percent of Americans believe that wait times for health care services (such as surgery) will increase (91 percent of Republicans, 37 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of Independents).

Roughly six out of 10 Americans believe that taxpayers will be required to pay for abortions (78 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents).

46 percent believe that reforms will result in health care coverage for all illegal immigrants (66 percent of Republicans, 29 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of Independents).

Five out 10 believe the federal government will become directly involved in making personal health care decisions (80 percent of Republicans, 25 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of Independents).

Three out of 10 Americans believe that the government will require the elderly to make decisions about how and when they will die (53 percent of Republicans, 14 percent of Democrats, 31 percent of Independents).

Science Daily reports:
Findings from a new national survey of Americans by researchers from Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR) and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics says that Americans do believe the "myths" about health care reform, confirming that the White House may indeed be losing this battle. READ MORE

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