01 Feb 2010 Obama Using Fear to Sell Health Care Plan
Policy Analyst Matt Patterson has an op-ed in today’s Washington Examiner and San Francisco Examiner on President Obama’s use of fear to help him increase weak public support for his health care proposal.
In his efforts to reorganize the nation’s health care system by giving the federal government power to compel and subsidize insurance, Obama has faced one bleak obstacle: The vast majority of Americans, while concerned about rising costs, nonetheless consistently report satisfaction with their existing health coverage.
So how do you convince people who are happy with what they have to go along with radical change? Convince them that what they are happy with can be lost at any time, and through no fault of their own.
In other words, scare them…
Read the whole thing here.