A good dose of hyperbole
Says Obama "exempted Congress and their staff from the full effect of the (health care) law."
Claim is missing some key qualifiers
"Ohioans can expect to pay up to 41 percent more for their insurance premiums when Obamacare takes effect next year."
Experts say it depends on the circumstances
Ohio Democratic Party
Says proposed anti-abortion legislation "would force women facing the most personal of health decisions to endure a transvaginal ultrasound."
Don't get reeled in by this one
A hidden provision in Obamacare taxes sporting goods as medical devices.
This claim on solid ground
"47 - New provisions ObamaCare charges the IRS with implementing, according to the Government Accountability Office."
Yes, but many more will be covered
"If Obamacare is fully implemented, 30 million people will still be without health insurance."
Wrong on several fronts
"Forty-six cents of every dollar" Ohio could get for Medicaid expansion "is going to come from China or some other country that doesn’t like us very much."
"Within the three miles surrounding the University Circle area, infant mortality exceeds some Third World countries."
Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money."
A projection, not a certainty
Federal spending on entitlements "is projected to consume all revenue by 2045."
We're Number 9
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
Double trouble: Low pay and don't get sick
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
Cuts were largest in decades
"States have cumulatively cut over $1.8 billion from their mental health services between 2009 and 2011. This is the largest reduction in state mental health services in half a century."
A new twist on a persistent piece of fiction
Members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment" ... (and) from the healthcare reform."
Not this year, not every American and not forever
Obamacare includes "a $63 charge every American will begin paying (in 2013) as a way to cover some of the increased costs associated with providing health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions."
Cuts target waste and their impact is unsettled
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
The figure for Ohio is actually worse
"Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness."
Serious support for bad eating habits
Says the tax code is effectively subsidizing "the marketing efforts of fast food and junk food companies by as much as $19 billion over 10 years."
Faulty list leads to faulty claim
William G. Batchelder
"We have more hospitals that are children’s hospitals than any other state in the union."
So-called cut reflects savings from slowing growth in spending
Ohio Republican Party
"President Barack Obama (is) the first president in history to cut Medicare by $700 billion."
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