Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Statements about Medicaid

Mostly True

Valid numbers that don't say a lot

Mostly False

The study doesn't blame Medicaid as the cause

Half-True

Polls show mixed results

True

Make that 31.5 cents

Mostly True

Definitely a big chunk

Mostly False

Most don't qualify for benefits that high

 Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."

— Rhode Island

Half-True

It's a problem that's not easy to quantify

Mostly False

There's little chance the Legislature would have acted

False

Education spending a major campaign theme

Half-True

Studies vary widely on the number and experts say it is hard to pinpoint

Half-True

Many reasons for layoffs