Keep the facts com­ing in health re­form de­bate

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the on­go­ing cov­er­age of the Repub­li­cans’ ef­forts to re­peal and re­place the Af­ford­able Care Act, the GOP as­sault on the un­der­served is beyond dis­heart­en­ing. If the sav­ings they pro­pose were to be di­rected to­ward ed­u­ca­tion and oc­cu­pa­tional train­ing, in­fras­truc­tural im­prove­ments, af­ford­able hous­ing, sus­tain­able en­ergy and farm­ing rather than tax breaks for the most fi­nan­cially sol­vent, I could un­der­stand their mo­tives.

Un­for­tu­nately, their ac­tions will fur­ther di­vide rather than unite our so­ci­ety and the bliss­fully ig­no­rant ma­jor­ity of their base will also find them­selves un­wit­tingly in their lead­ers’ crosshairs.

We must con­tinue to ex­pose thinly veiled lies and mis­in­for­ma­tion cam­paigns la­beled as “fake news” with ob­jec­tiv­ity, facts and un­wa­ver­ing hon­esty. Truth must pre­vail or his­tory is des­tined to re­peat it­self—eco­nomic fas­cism dis­guised within the demo­cratic process.

Dr. Eric J. Ber­man

Elkins Park, Pa.

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