Medicare cuts, a talking point that sticks around
By Becky Bowers
Published on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.
PolitiFact in Washington has identified a Medicare talking point that won’t die.
We will guess that you have already heard it: To pay for Obamacare, President Barack Obama would harm seniors by cutting $716 billion from Medicare.
It's a line that began in congressional debate and got a few mentions in news accounts. That was then. Of late, this claim has been repeated by dozens — maybe hundreds — of politicians.
PolitiFact in Washington digs into details starting here. (Texas bonus: We've stacked a few of our own health-care fact checks to the right.)
See linked PolitiFact article.
Researchers: Becky Bowers
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