|

Hundreds of statements about Obamacare and related issues rated here for truth or lack thereof

1380015879138

If you’re going to discuss the pros and cons of Obamacare (or health care in general) with your acquaintances, you would do well to check THIS LONG, LONG LIST of statements, each of which is rated for accuracy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact website.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Sen. Ted Cruz’s statement that “President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception” to Obamacare is rated false.

Rep. Paul Ryan’s claim that “Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown” is rated mostly true.

Sen. Marco Rubio’s argument that under Obamacare, people who “have a doctor they’ve been seeing for the last 15 or 20 years, they won’t be able to keep going to that doctor” is rated mostly false.

And Rubio’s claim that under Obamacare, “75 percent of small businesses now say they are going to be forced to either fire workers or cut their hours” gets a Pants On Fire rating.

 

 

Share:

1 Comment

  1. It’s a shame there is so much disinformation out there from both parties when everyone just really wants the simple truth and facts.

    For example, let’s focus on Rubio’s comment. Obviously his 75% statement is ridiculous. But here are some statements from Politifact that Rubio SHOULD have been saying:

    “surveys show small businesses are worried. A May Gallup poll commissioned by an employment law firm showed that 41 PERCENT have held off on plans to hire new employees, 19 percent have reduced workers, and 18 percent have reduced employees’ hours to part time.”

    And instead of the ridiculous 75% figure, Rubio should have told the truth, which is that the real figure is about 5 to 9% of employers said they would cut back hours or replace full-time workers in response to the health care law. 5 to 9% is still a lot. It’s enough to hurt the economy.

    And liberals want to know why business are not hiring. There you go.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jul/29/marco-rubio/sen-marco-rubio-says-75-small-businesses-say-theyl/

    The employer mandate clearly needs to be repealed.

    The minimum spending requirements needs to be repealed.

    The tax on medical device manufacturers needs to be repealed.

    The mandates to buy health insurance need to be repealed.

    The newly formed government panels that oversee all the new health insurance policies need to be repealed.

    Unfortunately, none of that will happen thanks to Harry Reid. The Senate Majority leader is not going to allow amendments on the PPACA. They are enacting an all or nothing vote with no possibility for amendments, and they will get it once they force Cruz to stop talking sometime today.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>