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As always, health care is the elephant in the room that no American politician wants to tackle honestly. While John McCain lies about Obama wanting to bring about "socialized medicine", tens of thousands of Americans are going bankrupt because of their health care expenses. Thousands more are dying needlessly because their HMOs deny them coverage, or because they actively avoid care that they cannot afford. And some 50 million don't have any insurance coverage at all.
Conservative misinformation and misdirection on health care, fueled by money from HMO and drug lobbyists, is one of the most shameful aspects of the current political situation in the US.