Monday, May 25th, 2015

All statements involving Rand Paul

False

Paul bats 0-for-3 on this one

Mostly True

There are lots of studies; what they mean for policy is less clear

Half-True

Most spending goes on, even as many employees are furloughed

Mostly True

Young uninsured people are a part of the problem, but far from all

Rand Paul
Rand Paul

Many uninsured Americans are "young."

— PolitiFact National

True

Surveys confirm cost is biggest obstacle

False

It's somewhere between 28 percent and 38 percent

True

Actually, opposition was even higher

False

No advocacy we could find

False

The correct average is actually 16 percent less

True

Defense, entitlements, interest payments are too big to allow it

Mostly True

The president strengthened his stance, but he's long been critical of earmarks

False

For starters, that includes salary plus benefits