Misleading Attacks Against Affordable Care Act

“Medicare benefits could be ‘rationed’ and seniors denied treatment by the new health care law.” (FL US Senate)

Claim:  “Medicare benefits could be ‘rationed’ and seniors denied treatment by the new health care law.” Ad(s):  Where (IPAB) Sponsor(s):  American Crossroads Air Dates: 9/25-present Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $192,180 Race:     Florida U.S. Senate Markets: Ft. Meyers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach Stations:  WBBH, WFTX, WINK, WZVN, WAWS, WJXT, […]

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The health care law will impose “higher taxes” and result in “lost jobs.”

Claim: The health care law will impose “higher taxes” and result in “lost jobs.” Ad(s): Forward Sponsor(s): NRCC State(s): IA Air Dates: Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: Markets: Stations:   FactCheck.org Summary: The health care law will have little effect on employment, as we have reported before. The CBO estimates that the labor supply […]

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Businesses “are forced to drop employee health care coverage” and, as a result, there are “families losing health care benefits. That’s what’s happening under the new health care law.”

Claim: Businesses “are forced to drop employee health care coverage” and, as a result, there are “families losing health care benefits. That’s what’s happening under the new health care law.” Ad(s): Forward Sponsor(s): NRCC State(s): IA Air Dates: Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: Markets: Stations:   FactCheck.org Summary:   “But that’s not happening now. […]

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“20 million people could lose their current health coverage.”

Claim: “20 million people could lose their current [health] coverage” Ad(s): Obamacare will be a nightmare for Florida Seniors, Alan Grayson supported anti-business policies in Washington Sponsor(s): U.S. Chamber of Commerce Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $1,096,130   Factcheck.org Summary: [U]nder the “baseline” estimates, which the CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation see as […]

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“A Florida judge ruled parts of Obamacare unconstitutional.”

Claim:  “A Florida judge ruled parts of Obamacare unconstitutional.” Ad(s):  Alan Grayson supported anti-business policies in Washington,  Lois Frankel wants to put bureaucrats in charge of healthcare Sponsor(s):  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $331,390   FactCheck.org Summary:  It’s true that U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida, who was nominated […]

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“Senior [citizens] will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare.”

Claim: “Senior [citizens] will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare.” Ad(s):  Obamacare will be a nightmare for Florida Seniors Sponsor(s):  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Total Estimated Spending On This Claim:  $930,220   Politifact Summary:  The key to this claim is the fact that the health care law does not take $500 billion […]

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