For any viewers of a recent YouTube video in which Barack Obama admitted his health care proposal would necessarily eliminate private health insurance, despite his repeated assertions otherwise, then Tuesday’s White House blog post might prove useful. It read, in part:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Bold emphasis added.)
For perspective, this is the executive branch, the law enforcement arm of the federal government, requesting citizens snitch on their e-mail buddies. I’m sure their response to “these rumors” will only fan the flames.