The federal health care law “cuts Medicare by $716 billion.”

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

States: PA

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.

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