Rubio’s source said actually assures policy holders of “continuous
health care coverage”
Thousands of people have received notices that their insurance policies are being terminated because they do not meet the minimum standards. These are typically junk policies that are not really insurance at all.
The primary study Beck relied on contradicts his numbers. Even the author of the study Beck cites and many other health policy experts disagree with his assertion.
Matt Lauer attempts to get answers from Sarah Palin about health care on Monday's "Today".
Watch this entertaining video.
The Federal report he quotes actually says that the health care law could cause the federal
deficit to increase if cost-savings measures are phased out over time.
But if the law is fully implemented, it could actually lower the deficit
Failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Tea Party Conservative has no basis for this statement. BLS figures show that since the signing in March 2010, there are 5
million more full-time workers and 500,000 more part-time employees.
Certain groups may be eligible for the RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION. For example Amish,
Mennonites, and Hutterites have a history of
declining Social Security and providing for
their own dependent members. It is unlikely that Muslims are eligible.
Conservative Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has led the effort to defund or delay Obamacare..Out of 25 statements reviewed by PolitiFact, only 8 were true, mostly true, or half true. Lying is not a Christian value.
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.
Healthcare.gov is compliant with HIPAA regulations on privacy.
The US relocating its embassy closer to the Vatican to improve security, decrease expense, and to be more architecturally distinctive. The
move has been in the works since George
W. Bush was president. And there is no
evidence to support the idea that the relocation was related to battles
Republicans do suggest
refundable tax credits which can help some Americans, but the plan is full of uncertainty and results might be limited.
independent studies show how much Republican ideas for tax deductions and
tax credits would accomplish.
Congress will use new marketplaces alongside the
uninsured and small businesses. All Congress got was a clarification about the law’s effect on
contributions toward their health insurance — which they will purchase
on Obamacare’s marketplaces.
In fact, this email is wrong on just about everything: The word
"dhimmitude" is not in the law. Muslims are not specifically exempted.
And if anyone is exempted, it’s a small number of Christian groups. This was created to create religious turmoil.
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.
There is concern about a "marriage penalty," which exists for other
federal programs with sliding income eligibility scales, but experts said the effect may be marginal, as no one has done
the research to nail down reasonable expectations.
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.
Some 70,000 had received coverage through the fast-track program. Even considering those who lost coverage because of unsatisfactory policies, there was a net gain of 56,000 people covered. The Republican National Committee launched
robocalls against the senator -- along with 10 other Democrats up for
re-election -- accusing them of lying about the new law.
The program they pointed to provides grants for voluntary
at-risk families by trained staff like nurses and social workers. Studies show that such visits to families of newborns reduced child abuse and
neglect, even years later. They also reduced government spending for
low-income unmarried women.
Cruz cherry-picks and misinterprets the non-partisan Congressional Budget Offiice's 10-year budget outlook forecast. It states that instead of losing coverage, many are expected to shift into the health
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report was widely misquoted and misconstrued. The reduction will come from voluntary actions by workers, rather than
layoffs by employers. The law would not push up unemployment. In fact,
some people at the low end of the wage ladder would find it easier to
find work as a result of the predicted shifts in the workforce.
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
False on many fronts. In 2010 Obama signed an executive order
declaring that federal funds would not be used for abortion services,
except in the case of rape, incest or a woman’s life safety, in
accordance with long-standing restrictions commonly known as the Hyde
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.
PolitiFact found that at least seven presidents -- including some of the
nation’s most admired occupants of the White House (Bush, Nixon, Reagan, Truman, A. Johnson, Lincoln) acted, at least on
occasion, in ways that ignored specific laws or constitutional
protections. (read details)
Americans for Prosperity (Kosh brothers) makes sweeping claims about the health-care law that lack context or offer a misleading picture. They claim not to be about politics yet run in states with competitive Senate races. They misconstrue facts.
The clearly stated goal for 2014, that the White House
hit just in time, was 7 million signups. By 2019, that number is
expected to jump to 27 million. Rubio does have a point that many Americans will remain uninsured under
the reform, but his claim twists the administration’s timeline for
enrolling uninsured Americans.
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.
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,
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
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report is misquoted. The CBO said the health care law will give more people an
incentive to reduce their hours; some will limit their hours and some
will stop working altogether by their own choice. The law would not push
up unemployment, but may affect the number of hours worked..
It’s ridiculous to suggest that donors who contributed less than 1
percent of his warchest weighed more heavily on his vote than his
ideology, his past campaign promises and his partisan affiliation.
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.
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.
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.
In at least two instances Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp simply invented his claim that
“numbers” exist showing that “there are more people uninsured today in
Kansas” since the health-care law was implemented.
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
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.
As many as 400,000 Virginians could become eligible for Medicaid
under Obamacare, and the U.S. would pay their entire health care costs
But the $5 million-a-day figure comes from an old state estimate. Updated data shows loss of $3.5 million a day for the 2014 budget year, and about $4.5 million a day
during the following budget year.
False statements on both sides played a part in the shocking loss by popular GOP House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. Of particular concern was efforts to demonize any bipartisan effort toward immigration reform.
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.
Nonprofits as Catholic schools and hospitals can opt out of covering birth
control by notifying the Department of Health and Human Services of
their objections. A
third-party insurer will pay for and administer the coverage so that women still receive the contraceptive
coverage guaranteed to them by the Affordable Care Act.
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.
About 57,000 Kansans obtained insurance on HealthCare.gov. If
the state follows the national trend, roughly half of these people were
uninsured before the law.
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
Though Cruz insists he does not want a government shutdown, some of his Senate colleagues say that’s where his plan would end up.
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.
The rebuttal includes many fact and many points that had been debunked many times over. Read the entire speech and see, point by point, which statements were true or not.
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.
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
The statistics, in this case, are inadequate to either prove or disprove
that "millions" of Americans have seen their job go from full-time to
part-time due to the law. That said, there’s evidence suggesting that hundreds of thousands of
workers may have seen their hours cut as the law’s impact began to be
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.