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 email@example.com.
To help out this cause, here is the email I sent in tonight:
To whom this may concern:
Here are some fishy websites spreading misinformation about healthcare:
I hope that helps!
Shane Vander Hart
Pleasant Hill, IA
Update: Hey, I here’s another misleading video that needs to be sent to them ASAP! You know I keep getting these Viagra emails as well… I’m just saying. They did say fishy emails about health care, oh never mind, they said health insurance reform, my bad.
Update II: I realized I had the wrong link above with the text “they said.” That ended up taking you to an informative unrelated blog post. I’m sorry! It’s been fixed and here is the correct link again – http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/.
Update III: Erick Erickson at Red State points out that this action by the White House just may very well be illegal:
According to 5 U.S.C. § 552a, United States agencies, including the Executive Office of the President shall, “maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”