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Pelican’s Health Care Speaker’s Op-Ed in Shreveport Times

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Asserts five myths regarding health care reform

As the U.S. House of Representatives approaches a repeal vote on ObamaCare, Michael Tanner used an op-ed in this morning’s Shreveport Times to correct what he believes are prevailing myths of the legislation. (Click the banner for the op-ed.)

Tanner asserts that the rhetoric of the debate is bound to create even more misunderstanding. To provide an antidote, Tanner attacks five misperceptions: ObamaCare is universal; individuals may retain their current medical plans; the federal deficit and personal premiums will be reduced; and the law is “consumer friendly.”

Tanner, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, shall speak in Shreveport tomorrow night – Thursday, January 20 – at an event hosted by the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. Click here for details of the event, “What Wonders Have They Wrought: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

Fergus Hodgson is the capitol bureau reporter with the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. He can be contacted at fhodgson@pelicaninstitute.org, and one can follow him on twitter.

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