Time for a PR checkup: Myths continue to plague health care debate


While the supposed "death panels" that would decide whether granny lives or dies have grabbed headlines recently, it seems that the public furor that they have generated may be the least of concerns for health care reformers. More troublesome for President Obama is the fact that a persistent majority of the public believes a raft of controversial assertions about reform that the White House has dismissed as "myths."

According to a recent survey, which polled 600 individuals in 48 states between August 14 and 18, 67 percent of Americans think that wait times for services such as surgery will increase under Obamacare. Such a result points to a staggering PR failure by reformers.

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