Iowa Republican Cribs Bogus Health Care Claim From Chain Email
The Iowa Independent reports that GOP State Rep. Kent Sorenson is pulling his “facts” about health care reform straight from his email inbox.
Sorenson posted a note on his Twitter account Sunday night claiming the legislation in question contains language giving power of choice over health care decisions to a “Health Care Commissioner.”
page-by-page analysis of the House health care bill contained in a chain e-mail currently circulating. PoltiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning site run by the staff of the St. Petersburg Times, has investigated each of the e-mail’s claims, including the health commissioner theory, and found most of them to be what they classify as “pants on fire” lies.
• Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. Pants on Fire!: Section 142 outlines the duties of the Health Choices commissioner, who is charged with regulating insurers. The commissioner should seek insurers to offer different types of insurance, including basic, enhanced and premium. Individuals will be able to choose among competing insurers who are regulated via the exchange.
In other news, Sorenson is eagerly planning his retirement once the nice man from Nigeria transfers $2 million to his bank account.