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More Phony Obama Health Care Facts

Posted By Conn Carroll On March 11, 2009 @ 9:26 am In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

We’re not the only ones who are questioning [1] the facts [2] coming out of the Obama Administration on health care. Maggie’s Farm [3] has put together a solid Top Ten Reasons For ObamaCare Are Based On False Information [4], including:

9. More Preventive Care Will Better Serve Consumers And Save Costs: The February 2008 New England Journal of Medicine contains a review of 599 peer-reviewed articles between 2000-2005 [5]. The conclusion: “Studies have concluded that preventing illness can in some cases save money [and health] but in other cases can add to health care costs….[and] also sidesteps the question of whether such measures are generally more promising and efficient than the treatment of existing conditions.” The effectiveness of wellness programs is difficult to measure but are less costly than extensive additional testing of the population for rarely occurring illnesses. More early diagnosis uncovers some treatable illnesses but leads to more avoidable interventions, side effects, discomfort, and overuse of resources [6]. Further, extended life health care costs are estimated to cost more, particularly for the aged..


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[1] questioning: http://www.foundry.org/2009/03/06/top-5-most-audacious-health-care-statements/

[2] the facts: http://www.foundry.org/2008/12/23/obamas-phony-health-care-facts/

[3] Maggie’s Farm: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

[4] Top Ten Reasons For ObamaCare Are Based On False Information: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/10836-Top-Ten-Reasons-For-ObamaCare-Are-Based-On-False-Information.html

[5] contains a review of 599 peer-reviewed articles between 2000-2005: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/358/7/661

[6] early diagnosis uncovers some treatable illnesses but leads to more avoidable interventions, side effects, discomfort, and overuse of resources: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/health/views/07essa.html?ref=health

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