With Medicare Part D people were overwhelmed with 70 to 100 plans to choose from. The Democrats weren't happy with the bill or its
botched roll-out, but were generally supportive and worked to help people sign up.
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.
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
The research concludes that Medicaid expansion will save $601 million over the next eight years if approved by the legislature. The analysis he cites says the state will save another $420 million from other
provisions in Obamacare, regardless of whether it broadens Medicare,
These fabrications originated in 2009 as part of a widely distributed 'letter from Judge David Kithil', which contained many totally false criticisms of "Obamacare" health care reform legislation.
The email is flat-out wrong when it blames Democrats, and Obamacare for
the increases. The bulk of the tax hikes stem from a different bill
entirely -- one that received support from a large majority of Senate
Republicans and a significant minority of House Republicans.
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.
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.
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.