Last updated on: 9/1/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Eileen McGann Biography

Title:
Attorney and Former Public Interest Lobbyist
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“President Obama’s rhetoric last night [in his televised July 22, 2009 press conference] summoned the memory of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s novel of a nightmarish future — where the slogan of the rulers is ‘War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength.’

The president assures us that he will cut health-care spending . . . by adding $1 trillion to health-care spending.

…Obama’s health program will promote ‘lower cost and more choice’ by increasing spending by $1 trillion, telling patients what care they’re permitted to have, and limiting their access to quality care.

Orwell’s heirs should sue for violation of copyright.”

Cowritten with Dick Morris, “Rhetoric V. Reality: Health Care by Orwell,” New York Post, July 23, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Attorney and former public interest lobbyist
  • Columnist with Dick Morris, New York Post
  • Columnist with Dick Morris, TheHill.com
  • Columnist with Dick Morris, FoxNews.com
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vote.com
Education:
  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College
Other:
  • Married to Dick Morris, former Campaign Manager for President Bill Clinton
Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?