Of all of the nasty characters involved in the health care debate, Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, now takes the prize for biggest hypocrite of all. I am referring in particular to his new advertisement organizing a petition drive against our new healthcare legislation. He claims he is a Bible following Christian, but I don't see how that's possible if he is willing to repeal healthcare reform returning the American public back to dark ages of insurance company "death panels" that happily kicked the chronically ill, and children, off of policies in the middle of treatment. Fox News is up the proverbial butt of big insurance, and Huckabee and Palin are major pawns. I can't believe the average American is fool enough to fall for this charade, especially the death panel scare, but if they do, then shame on them.
The big controversy today is over letting Medicare pay doctors for end of life counseling...this is something not previously coded. How many of us want to linger on life support, costing the system, and our families, for useless medical care? Getting educated about choices available only makes sense. Visiting your physician yearly is especially important with rapidly evolving technologies and new legal options.
I believe Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, and others like them, are simply shills for Fox News and their partners in big insurance. They will spend any amount, and tell any lie, to scare, and mislead, the American public about the greatest attributes of the new healthcare reforms. I don't need to read the bill to know when I see a scam in action. The crime is not with the new legislation, it lies with the opposition.