Suzanne Somers hates Obamacare, verifying quotations

Actress, ThighMaster pitchwoman and author Suzanne Somers published a post on a Wall Street Journal blog called The Experts that called the Affordable Care Act "a Socialist Ponzi Scheme." (It's right there in the headline!)

Somers goes on to voice her strong objections to Obamacare by citing cautionary examples from the Canadian health care system. (Disclosure: I'm Canadian, and the delivery of our second child one month ago resulted in a bill of $0 for the procedure.)

To bolster her argument, Somers' post originally included quotations attributed to famous people. They have since been been removed. I'll let the correction added to her post explain:

An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin (“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state”) that has been widely disputed. And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill (“Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens“) that the Journal has been unable to confirm.

Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and headline referred to a horse.

The Experts describes itself as "an exclusive group of industry, academic and cultural thought leaders who weigh in on the latest debates in The Journal Report." Along with Somers, the roster of bloggers about retirement includes fellow '80s luminaries Pat Sajak and Morgan Fairchild.

Hat tip to Clara Jeffery.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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