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PolitiFact, the Pulitzer-prize winning antidote to deliberate misinformation, has named the assertion that national health reform is a “government takeover” of health care as the biggest lie of the year. If only it were true — no public option, consumers required by law to purchase a costly product from private companies, reliance on weak state regulators to enforce value in the product – it’s laughable. And 2009’s Lie of the Year? Death panels. Why does health care attract lies? How did we get so lucky?
Ellen Andrews