Members of Congress returned to Washington this week after an August full of townhall meetings where the American people made their voices heard in record numbers. People expressed concerns over health care reform, the global warming tax, bailouts, and the growing number of “czars.”
But, were any of our elected leaders actually listening?
On Wednesday night, President Obama made another speech on health care to a joint session of Congress - renewing his call for a government-run health care plan. The Heritage Foundation responded with an Obama Speech Fact Check to point out places where the President’s rhetoric does not measure up to the facts.
Heritage will continue to produce timely research and commentary on this critical front-burner issue, including “fact check” videos of claims made by the White House. You can follow our work in the debate at www.fixhealthcarepolicy.com, but I wanted to highlight our latest work for you with these links:
House Health Care Bill Will Hurt Small Businesses: A Reply to My Critics
Why Organized Labor Supports Government Health Care
Push the Reset Button
The Growing Shift To Government Run Health Care
The House Health Bill’s Higher Costs For Seniors
Fact Checking the White House: Health Solutions That Help Hispanics
Heritage’s Health Care Solutions: Real Choice, Real Freedom
Fact Checking the White House Video: Why Millions of Americans Will Lose Their Private Coverage
Fact Checking the White House: Congressmen Did Opt Out of Public Option
Why the “Trigger” is a Bad Idea
Fact Checking the White House: Special-Needs Patients Face Fewer Choices
The Obama Administration is seeking public input on a proposal that would open energy exploration within the United States. There are just 10 days left to submit comments in support of this plan that would reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil and gas.
Heritage has made it simple for you to do. Just click on this link and fill in your name, e-mail and address, then click on “review and edit” to see the comment. Once you have reviewed the message, ju click “send” and we will submit the comments to the Department of Interior for you. It will only take 2 minutes, or less, of your time.
Social Media Tips
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