Pat Boone's file:
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Pat Boone is the spokesperson for the 60 Plus Association, a conservative political group that focuses on older Americans.

Recent statements involving Pat Boone

"Medicare will be bankrupt in nine years."

An independent payment advisory board created by the health care reform law "can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments."

"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."

Recent stories featuring Pat Boone

Rhetoric rises over payment advisory board:

When Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted March 22 to eliminate a a Medicare payment advisory board – a vote the Associated Press noted was really just "symbolic" – the rhetoric was flying.

Some representatives went a good deal farther than Tennessee’s own Marsha Blackburn, who nonetheless floated a statement about the Independent Payments Advisory Board taking "control" of health care decisions away from patients – and that we’ve ruled False.

Most news organizations wrote something similar to the AP about the vote – the Republiucans actually want the IPAB around as an issue through the November elections. It’s worth taking a closer look at the various statements that have been made and consider the actual statutory power IPAB does or does not have.

The flood of falsehoods about the health care law:

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review President Barack Obama's health care law, we review the falsehoods that simply won't stop.

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