During the avalanche of misinformation last year from those opposed to reform of our health care system, there was no more persistent target than America’s seniors. From the most outlandish claims about “death panels,” to the most personal but equally bogus claims about Medicare benefit cuts, the airwaves were filled with disingenuous talking heads and millions of dollars in deceptive ads stoking fear and confusion.
And so with the bill signed into law, and the talking heads having largely moved on to more current lines of attack, the President took some time today to talk with seniors across the country in a tele-town hall. Much as the Vice President did back in September of 2009, the President assured them that their Medicare benefits were going to be safe and sound, and that they could keep their doctors – and myth of “death panels” seemed long-since dispelled. continue reading

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