Topic: Health Care
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has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
PolitiFact found no sign of such a statement -- or anything close..Cruz says Democrats are "fighting a war on religious liberty," but there is no basis for this wild, outrageous claim. Christians should uphold the truth.
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
After years of hands-on philanthropy, Gates exposes 3 myths: 1) Poor countries are doomed to stay poor; 2) Foreign aid is a big waste; 2) Saving lives leads to overpopulation. See interview on Charlie Rose
The numbers are right, but the intent is false. There is reduction in spending to Medicare outlays, but it’s fueled by
finding savings in the program, a move that Republicans actually
supported in the Ryan budget. Medicare spending still increases in the
Truth is most people are getting more benefits under the
law. At worst, they’re paying more to get more, though in many cases
they’re actually paying less. Premiums have steadily increased (more than doubled from 2000 until Obama took office.) Four of the smallest rate increases of the last 14 years were under Obama. Increase in healthcare costs have also slowed during the last four years.
Bad Math! Every indicator right now suggests there will be a net gain in coverage. First, most of the people who lost their insurance have seen those
policies extended to them through an administrative fix, or
received new coverage through their previous insurer, or bought a
Second, millions of people gained coverage through Medicaid, or by remaining on parents insurance until age 26.
Generation Opportunity, a Koch brothers-backed group, didn’t bribe students, but they did offer alcohol
to young people at Opt-Out events near college campuses, to encourage young people to consider buying health insurance other than the Affordable Care Act.
Americans remain divided on the health care law, and most polls show that more people oppose it than support it.
But we found no evidence that people who once supported the law are
"steadily" changing their minds -- not even in the poll Cheney
Blue Shield did not pull out of California, and the company did not
leave people without insurance. In fact, customers were allowed to keep
their existing insurance plans through March. If the basic facts of
Coulter’s story are accurate, the woman in question elected to drop
An application must be submitted to be considered enrolled. Some insurance companies accept payment online, and others mail statements. Most states require a month grace period. Trump has oversimplifed a highly regulated private industry.
Americans for Prosperity, the limited-government group sponsored by the Koch brothers has spent
$35 million attacking Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, but their new expensive ads are false.
AFP cherry picked data from a Morgan Stanley report that was based on just one insurance broker in the state. If some individuals have the wrong combination of
income and health factors, they might see large premium increases, but that’s not typical in the
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Republicans are the ones who blocked an expansive veterans’ bill that included
funding for the same 27 new clinics that Cassidy and the House passed
Recent data shows that women pay
from 40 to 69 percent more out of pocket for health care than men do.
Few Americans have paid maternity leave. The rest of the developed world has at least
some paid benefits, but many developed countries still have inferior benefits.
Other than an excise tax on high-cost plans, the Congressional Budget Office Report that he refers to showed how more high-income earners
will have to pay
taxes over time
, but most of the middle class wouldn’t be affected,
even 25 years from now
This is correct, however there have been at
least 14 suits over the past four decades filed by individual lawmakers
or groups of lawmakers.
Statistics show Medicaid expansion has reduced the need for charity by hospitals. Uncompensated care in the US totaled $45.9 billion in 2012 and burden hospitals. If the trend continues hospitals hope it’s enough to offset cuts called for in the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act says if states can regulate premiums, they
should. States only have to bring laws up to minimum Obamacare
requirements and only intervenes in states that don’t have effective rate review programs -- something Florida can do on its own, but won’t.
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
Pennsylvania will become the 28th state to expand Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 500,000 low-income individuals will be offered subsidies to purchase private insurance. The state will fund and administer a voluntary program that will offer job training and placement services.
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction.
They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
specifically cited health care costs as the main reason, though the
Affordable Care Act is not necessarily the primary cause of that
calculation. Even though projections are lower than they were
years ago, health care spending is rising in the short term.
This Conservative group sports a mostly false PolitiFact overall rating. The eschewed facts they cite only apply to the 1/3 of seniors who are covered under the Medicare Advantage plans, and even those benefits have remained stable. Plus ObamaCare actually expanded Medicare’s minimum required
benefits and established incentives for Advantage plans to provide extra
Thompson takes a few snippets and spins them into a misleading tale. Only a very specific type of person will have increases and at worse they would be up to $2,200 per yr. Most people will see premiums reduced or increased by 1 or 2 percent.
PolitiFact reviewed the state of the Union speech line by line. Click the icon to review each point.
According to a year-end report
from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the backlog dropped by 60
percent from the high of March 2013 (611,073 cases) to September 2014
(241,991), but it is nowhere near zero where it needs to be.
First, the number is dubious. Comstock uses Kaiser’s 2008
survey as the base year for Obama. That means she’s blaming Obama for
some premiums that went into effect a year or more before he was
This seems to come directly from an article in the Daily Mail.
It’s most glaring defect is
that it compares a 10-year cumulative total to a single-year snapshot
of the number of people who gained insurance.
Limbaugh provided no evidence that this is true. Probably, because no evidence exists. The children who came in from Central America were examined and vaccinated as part of a standard routine.
"There is no reason for an employer who is not currently providing
health care to their workers to discourage them from either getting
health insurance on the job or being able to avail themselves of the
Affordable Care Act," Obama said in the interview Tuesday.
It’s safe to say around a million Texas adults fall into the coverage gap for making too little money to qualify for insurance subsidies and also remaining ineligible for Medicaid unless Texas expands access as encouraged by the Obamacare law and rejected by Perry and the state’s ruling Republicans.
The truth is there are 110 million infections -- not people who are infected -- and only a small percentage of infected individuals are considered to have an "illness."
There’s little debate that generous military health care benefits are
taking up an ever-increasing share of the Pentagon’s budget.
Corcoran was citing a 2010 University of Virginia study that looked at
Medicaid patients who underwent surgery, not all people in the program. Other studies show using Medicaid improves access and quality of life
for many patients, or at the very least doesn’t hurt them.
Limbaugh's statement ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. While 85% did go to Clinton Foundation staff for travel, salaries and
benefits, most of the foundation's charitable
work is done in-house. The Clinton Foundation says 88% goes to charitable programs, including 15% went to charitable grants to outside organizations
Silverman forwarded a social media meme shortened with Paul’s comments to fit the available space. The meme has been abridged from the full quote, but PolitiFact saw no significant change in his meaning and also found no evidence that Paul
had backtracked on the views he expressed.
Medicare does pay
for in-hospital observational care, but medicare considers it outpatient treatment if there is no diagnosis, so it does not qualify the person for nursing home followup care. This has nothing to do with Obama-Care. The claim is not only ridiculous but also dangerous, by urging ailing patients to leave the hospital for no good reason.
There is no question that substance abuse in the state of NH is a real and
pressing problem, and the statistics show that thousands have sought
help as a result of the state’s expanded Medicaid program. The
real total is closer to 2,000 -- about one-third the amount Hassan cited.
Studies show that while
the United States does consistently have one of the highest rates of
childhood poverty in the world, there are several OECD members with
higher rates, notably Israel and Mexico.
overstates the amount of money spent to create and fix healthcare.gov,
and his claim that the website isn’t working -- and never did -- is
debunked by the fact that millions of Americans have signed up for
insurance through the site.
Obama credits the Affordable Care Act for relief for employers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that over a
12-month period wages grew faster than health care costs for the first
time since 1998.
Carrey called aluminum a poison and toxin. Like many other chemicals, it could be, in dosages and scenarios that are rare.
There is no scientific evidence found by PolitiFact suggesting otherwise. In fact, the
only debate stems from a theory, not research that contradicts decades
That’s not the case -- Planned Parenthood saw 2.7 million patients in
2013, not the 39 million it would have needed to see for Reid’s claim to
be accurate. Even if every Planned Parenthood patient had no other
health care options, the group would have seen about 2 percent of women,
not 30 percent.
The CDC has evidence from outbreaks between 2008 to 2014. In that
period, they found that of the people who became infected with
salmonella due to baby poultry exposure, 49 percent, or 196 out of 400
people, reported snuggling and holding baby birds. Another 13 percent,
or about 53, reported kissing baby birds.
In the GOP debate, Kasich defended
his decision to accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care
Act. The Kaiser Family Foundation says
Ohio’s growth rate is 3.3 percent between 2010 and 2013, placing it
slightly below the national average of four percent. Overall, Ohio ranks
26th out of 50 states.Ohio benefited.
The United States spends more on health care per capita than other
countries, but not always twice as much. European countries with extensive social service networks aren’t so far
behind the United States.
In an effort to debunk defenders that Planned Parenthood provides
essential women’s health services in addition to abortions, an
anti-abortion group claimed that none of the organization’s clinics is
licensed to provide mammograms. Planned Parenthood physicians do however perform the clinical exams that lead to
referrals for a mammogram or other specialized care.
During an anti-abortion rant to defund Planned Parenthood, Leigh Anne Woods walked up the podium and took her shirt off saying,
“You have a problem because they perform abortions, look at everything else they do, they save lives!” Woods said.
“It’s more than birth control,” she insisted. “It’s more than abortion. They save lives.”
"Twenty-three million Americans suffer from addiction
, but only 1 in 10 get treatment," Clinton proposes medication-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine and methadone,
along with counseling, because these have proven to be effective according to the World Health Organization
Setting abortion procedures aside -- Planned Parenthood offered more
than 10 million services in 2013. Those services included contraception,
breast exams, pregnancy tests, pap tests and STI/STD testing and treatment.
The actual ratio is about one of nine, not one in 10, and it’s worth
noting that the treatment statistics include only the most intensive
methods, leaving out such widely used approaches as Alcoholics
Abortions were already declining.
So, half this claim draws on cherry-picked statistics from Abbott and the other half
lacks factual backup
The statement is inaccurate.
In fact, there were three times as many cancer screenings and prevention
services as abortions in 2013.
Health care reforms established a marketplace for small businesses to sponsor health care coverage for their employees. Members of Congress get healthcare with government like other large companies, but their staff can use the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act just like their constituents would.
Richards made no such admission, even though she was grilled for 5 hours and not allowed to answer questions before the September 29, 2015 U.S. House hearing on Planned Parenthood. The Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch, served as a foil the claim that just 3 percent of it’s services are abortion-related.
While Sanger indeed supported the eugenics movement, substantial
evidence shows that she was not racist and in fact worked closely with
black leaders and health care professionals.
Planned Parenthood’s most common pregnancy services in 2013 were
pregnancy tests (1.1 million services); HIV tests (704,000 services); emergency contraception kits (1.4
million services) and Pap tests (378,692 services). No federal money has paid for any abortion services, and there’s been no confirmation it sells
body parts for profit.
Tens of millions of Americans have truly benefited from the ACA, in big ways
(such as securing insurance for the first time) or smaller ways (paying
less for drugs under Medicare Part D).
The total spending for Medicare and Medicaid is only $980
billion last year. He says health care fraud should be prosecuted to the fullest, but asked for lenience for his best friend and business partner Alfonso Costa, a dentist in the Pittsburgh area who had pleaded guilty to federal charges
On 1/25/2016 a Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of allegations that they
sold organs of aborted fetuses, and instead
indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations on charges of using fake driver's licenses and violating
Texas' law against the purchase and sale of human organs- the very law they tried to bring against against PP.
That is true in about 10 percent of the counties where individuals
buy their coverage on the government’s insurance exchange. In another 30
percent of counties, people have only two companies to choose between.
But in 60 percent of the counties there are at least three insurance providers to compare.