Chuck Grassley Advocates Lying About Comparative Effectiveness Research


Conservatives have spent a lot of time spreading misinformation about the Obama administration’s plans to conduct more so-called “comparative effectiveness research.” This is particularly interesting because it’s not really a hot-button ideological topic, and a fair number of conservative support it. The main idea, after all, is to save the government money. Senator Chuck Grassley, for example, is in favor of comparative effectiveness research. So what does he think about his fellow-travelers going around scaring people about it? Well, it seems he thinks the liars are doing the lord’s work because misleading the public about the issue is “the only way you’re going to get [the public’s] attention.”

Very strange.