Claim: The federal health care law “cuts Medicare by $716 billion.”
Ad(s): Obama Hurts Seniors
Sponsor(s): Super PAC for America
Air Dates: Nov. 2 – 5
Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $57,133
Markets: Harrisburg, Wilkes Barre
Stations: WGAL, WHP, WHTM, WPMT, WBRE, WNEP, WOLF, WYOU
FactCheck.org Summary: This bogus claim has been cited so often it landed on our 2012 Whoppers list. The law would slow the future growth of Medicare spending by $716 billion over 10 years, mostly through reductions in payments to medical providers.