"Astroturf organization" - A fake grass-roots organization.
and this bit:
There was a telling incident at a town hall held by Representative Gene Green, D-Tex. An activist turned to his fellow attendees and asked if they “oppose any form of socialized or government-run health care.” Nearly all did. Then Representative Green asked how many of those present were on Medicare. Almost half raised their hands.
Healthcare is a complicated issue, made all the more so when it butts up against the other challenge we face as Americans - ignorance.