LA Times Fact check: Romney repeats e...

LA Times Fact check: Romney repeats erroneous claims on healthcare

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Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 4, 2012
LA Times Fact check: Romney repeats erroneous claims on healthcare

Mitt Romney repeated a number of erroneous claims during Wednesday’s debate about President Obama’s healthcare law, including that it relies on a board that will decide "what kind of treatment” patients can get.

This is a myth advanced repeatedly by critics of the Affordable Care Act and debunked consistently by independent fact-checkers.

The board – known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board – was set up to recommend ways to reduce Medicare spending if it increases too rapidly.

The panel of independent experts is empowered to suggest cuts to how much the federal government pays healthcare providers. These cuts would go into effect unless Congress votes to overturn them.
Nice Weather

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 8, 2012
How many times can a guy lie in an hour? I'm amazed that Romney can call himself a Christian.

Oh, wait, that's right, Romney ISN'T a Christian, he's a Mormon.
Smart Liberal

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 9, 2012
Mitt is definitely a bit different.
El Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Oct 10, 2012
Facts are overrated. So what if Romney uses a little creative license.

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