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The CNN Truth Squad (disinfo squad): False rumors influencing health care debate

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posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 11:01 AM

A woman asked Rep. Allen Boyd at a town hall meeting the other day if health care reform proposals would force people to let the government access their bank accounts.

"That's not true," the Florida Democrat responded. "When someone sends you something on the Internet that sounds crazy, how about just checking it a little bit?"

The CNN Truth Squad, which fact-checks political claims, has debunked the bank-access rumor as false. Yet that claim, and others that have been disproved, keep coming up in the national debate on health care reform, inflaming an already emotional issue.

Actually the "internet rumor" is true.

PG 59 Line 21-24 Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for electronic funds transfer!

‘‘(C) enable electronic funds transfers, in
order to allow automated reconciliation with the
related health care payment and remittance advice;
‘‘(D) require timely and transparent claim
and denial management processes, including
tracking, adjudication, and appeal processing ;
‘‘(E) require the use of a standard electronic transaction with which health care providers may quickly and efficiently enroll with a
health plan to conduct the other electronic
transactions provided for in this part;

Read the bill YOURSELF

CNN just got debunked.

PS. for a comprehensive list of issues in the Bill, read this excellent thread by redhatty:
Let's discuss what's in the Health Care Bill

[edit on 20-8-2009 by warrenb]

posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 11:10 AM
Great thread, warrenb.

Sweet, so not only are they going to raise taxes, but if you can't pay, they will automatically take them out of your bank account?

Can someone say overdraft fees? :bnghd:

I think the bankers are in on this.

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