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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Newsmax Hides Facts on Study Attacking Health Care Reform
Topic: Newsmax

An Oct. 12 Newsmax article by Theodore Kettle promotes "a new PriceWaterhouseCoopers study on the costs of the health care reform bill being voted on Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee" and presented its findings, which he called "devastating," as indisputable fact.

But Kettle fails to mention -- even though other articles posted on Newsmax do -- that the the study was paid for not by PriceWaterhouseCoopers but by America's Health Insurance Plans, a lobbying group for the insurance industry with its own specific agenda. Those articles, both by the Associated Press, also include criticism of the study that Kettle can't be bothered to include because it apparently fits his personal agenda of opposing health care reform.

On the subject of criticism, Kettle wrote only that "The White House’s panicked response has been to make a dubious challenge to PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ competence." But, again, not only is Kettle hiding the forces behind the study, he does not refute the White House's claim other than to call it "dubious," a claim he does not support with evidence.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:15 AM EDT

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