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.
In an 84-page document which is essentially the official platform for his papacy, Pope Francis beseeches politicians to guarantee all citizens "dignified work, education and healthcare". He condemns an economy of exclusion and inequality. Read about his first year.
Estimates show some 1.4 million to 1.7 million would be eligible immediately. Currently there are 6,080,000 uninsured in Texas/ 24% of the population.
Stats by Obama official are true. She was making a much larger point: That Medicaid costs might not
increase as rapidly as some had predicted, even though they will still
Outspoken Christian Texas Governor, Rick Perry, has more pants on fire claims than any other top elected official. Click here to see PolitiFact summary and some of those boldface lies.
First, Paul cherry picked data from outdated estimates/ not facts. His figures are not mathematically possible. Using the narrowest definition
of "sign-ups," there would have to be 3.3 million cancellations in the
state for his figures to be true. In fact, it’s reasonable to argue that more people in Kentucky have coverage through Obamacare than have been canceled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kasich defended Ohio's Medicaid expansion by saying, when skeptics arrive in heaven, "Saint Peter isn’t going to ask them how
small they’ve kept government, but what they have done for the poor.
" He quotes Matthew 25.
Healthy people are employable, and Medicaid money helps, rehabilitate prisoners and drug users, which saves money. Ohio's budget has a surplus and he has cut taxes.
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.
Cole is correct that the short-term funding bill that Congress is slated
to pass does not itself fund Planned Parenthood -- largely because this
bill addresses discretionary spending, while the vast majority of
Planned Parenthood’s federal funding comes from mandatory spending
through the Medicaid program.
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.