British Women Duped Into Appearing In Anti-Reform Ad

Posted by | August 16, 2009 10:42 | Filed under: Top Stories

Conservatives for Patients Rights, the the anti-reform group run by Rick Scott (whose company, Columbia/HCA, was fined $1.7 billion for fraud), features “true stories” of British citizens who appear to be against government-run health care.  Yet two of the women who appear in the ad say they were “duped” into doing so, and that it doesn’t represent their views, reports Think Progress.

As the Daily Mail reports, Kate Spall and Katie Brickell are appalled at how their points of view were twisted.

Ms. Spall said she was horrified by how the CPR had used her words.

‘What I said is what I believe, and I stand by it, but the context it has been used in is something I was not aware would happen,’ she said.


‘The irony is that I campaign for exactly the people that socialised healthcare supports. I would not align myself with this group at all.’


Ms Brickell, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer after being refused a smear test because she was too young, said her words had been ‘skewed out of proportion’ by the CPR.



…’The NHS let me down and I just wanted to make the point that people should not rely solely on it.


‘But what I said has been skewed out of proportion… My point was not that the NHS shouldn’t exist or that it was a bad thing. I think that our health service is not perfect but to get better it needs more public money, not less…’

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