Weighing Medicare claims and health law 'job killer' accusations

Published on February 27, 2014 at 4:45 AM · No Comments

As the political season heats up, fact checkers are getting increasingly busy.

The Washington Post's The Fact Checker: Is Obamacare A 'Job Killer'?
We have delved into this issue before and find the certainty with which both sides hold their positions to be dismaying. Each side can point to data to make their case, even though the law has only begun to be implemented (Kessler, 2/26).

USA Today/FactCheck.Org: Fact Check: Old Medicare Claims In Arkansas Race
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor taps his party's playbook in attacking Republican challenger Tom Cotton for his support of Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plan. Two ads from Pryor make misleading claims about seniors' costs rising or benefits being cut -; the likes of which we've seen before. The Ryan Medicare plan has been a hot topic for Democratic attacks for several years running (Robertson, 2/25).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.


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