Topic: Private Insurance

Richard Corcoran
"Medicaid patients were 97 percent more likely to die than those with private insurance."
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.
Harry Reid
Planned Parenthood is "the only health care that a significant number of women get. About 30 percent of women, that's their health care."
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. 
Bernie Sanders Vt Senate
"We spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other country."
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.
Alliance Defending Freedom
"Zero Planned Parenthood facilities are licensed to do mammograms. Planned Parenthood, women don’t need you!"
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.
Donald Trump
Trump claims, with Obamacare, "You have no options .. you can't get competitive bidding."
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.


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