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Health Care Reform: Fact, Myth, and Political Whipping Post

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By Up to Date

Kansas City, MO –

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Getting clear information on health care reform can be hard. Opponents of reform have used politically charged terms like "socialism" and death panels, while proponents of the bill have said it will protect us from abusive, profit-hungry health insurance companies.

 

So what's really going on?

Up to Date spoke with Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News who has written extensively about health care reform. We answer questions, dispel myths, and examine how candidates are using health care reform as a whipping post this campaign season.

Additional Information:

Visit KCUR's Health page for more stories about health topics.

Read more about what health care reform will mean for you at ReformReality.org a website from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

Learn more about reform, available plans and potential costs from Healthcare.gov

Search the Kaiser Health News website for more stories about health care reform.

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