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Month: August 2013

August 19, 2013
Romney's Boomerang

For months, Forbes contributor, Manhattan Institute fellow and former Mitt Romney health care advisor Avik Roy has been waging a one-man disinformation campaign against the Affordable Care Act. Now, after enduring a thorough beat down over his warnings about a looming Obamacare "rate shock," Roy is back to proclaim "Romney's Revenge." The former Governor, Roy […]

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August 17, 2013
Bogus Study Tries to Scare "Young Invincibles" Away from Obamacare

Conservative pundits, think tanks and bloggers are cheering a new analysis which claims to show "Why the 'Young Invincibles' Won't Participate in the ObamaCare Exchanges." Even with the Affordable Care Act's subsidies to help uninsured Americans purchase coverage, David Hogberg of the National Center for Public Policy Research argues, three million young adults ages 18 […]

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August 15, 2013
State-Run Exchanges Expand Blue States' Health Care Edge

From the very beginning, one massive irony has loomed over the Obamacare debate. The elephant in the room? Health care is worst where Republicans poll best. From access to care and insurance coverage to the health of their residents, red states generally produce the most dismal rankings. And while Democratic-led states are now embracing the […]

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August 14, 2013
GOP Still Plans to Repeal and Replace Obamacare with...Nothing

With the ink from President Obama's signature on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) barely dry, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in March 2010 declared, "I think the slogan will be 'repeal and replace', 'repeal and replace," adding, "No one that I know in the Republican conference in the Senate believes that no action is […]

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August 13, 2013
Meet the Real Death Panelists

"Death panels" are back. Just in time for Congress' August recess, conservatives are resurrecting Politifact's 2009 Lie of the Year to once again rile up right-wing rage. But while the GOP lie four years ago concerned the Affordable Care Act's proposed funding for end of life counseling for those patients seeking it from their doctors, […]

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August 11, 2013
The Real Reason for the GOP's All-Out War on Obamacare

During his press conference on Friday, President Obama pondered why the GOP's "number one priority, the one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care." But in attributing the 40 Affordable Care Act repeal votes, the threats to shut down the government over […]

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August 10, 2013
Fox News Poll Shows Success of GOP's Obamacare Lies

Fox News is having a field day with its new poll regarding the Affordable Care Act, gloating that majorities of respondents want Obamacare repealed and call its implementation "a joke." Predictably, Fox does not set the record straight about Americans' misperceptions of the ACA. Instead, the network further spins the cycle of conservative disinformation about […]

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August 8, 2013
Texas Refuses to Enforce Obamacare Insurance Reforms

They say everything is bigger in Texas. That's certainly the case when it comes to the mega-failure that is the Lone Star State's 46th ranked health care system. Six million people or 24 percent of all Texans--and 30 percent of those ages 18 to 64--have no health insurance. Twenty-two Texas counties are among the nation's […]

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August 6, 2013
CNN Debt Monger Erin Burnett Still Wrong on S&P Rating

On Tuesday night, CNN Out Front host Erin Burnett officially joined the ranks of Barack Obama's inquisitors with her special, "The Truth about Benghazi." But for two years, she's been serving as the network's fear-monger about the U.S. national debt. "It has been 730 days since the U.S. lost its top credit rating," Burnett complained […]

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August 5, 2013
Intensity vs. Propensity in the Battle for Abortion Rights

In recent weeks, pollsters and pundits have been wrestling with a seeming contradiction at the heart of the country's abortion debate. On the one hand, the United States is a pro-choice nation, with consistent majorities of Americans voicing the belief for two decades that abortion should be legal in some or all cases. On the […]

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