The federal health care law “creates an unaccountable new board that can cut Medicare benefits with no notice – and no one, not even Congress can stop it.”

Claim: The federal health care law “creates an unaccountable new board that can cut Medicare benefits with no notice – and no one, not even Congress can stop it.”

Ad(s): Obama Hurts Seniors

Sponsor(s): Super PAC for America

Air Dates: Nov. 2 – 5

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $57,133

States: PA

Markets: Harrisburg, Wilkes Barre

Stations: WGAL, WHP, WHTM, WPMT, WBRE, WNEP, WOLF, WYOU

 

 

FactCheck.org Summary: The Independent Payment Advisory Board, by law, cannot cut benefits, and it is accountable to Congress, which can vote to reject the board’s recommendations.

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