Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Checking the facts on Romneycare and Obamacare

This graphic comparing Massachusetts health reform with the national law made the rounds on Facebook.
This graphic comparing Massachusetts health reform with the national law made the rounds on Facebook.

The health care debate has landed on the virtual battleground of Facebook, with comparisons being made between President Barack Obama’s 2010 law and the bill that Republican Mitt Romney signed in Massachusetts.

A reader asked us to check this graphic that claims "Romneycare covers abortion, illegal immigrants and has a public option. Obamacare does not." We’ve also seen that statement repeated on Twitter.

Really? We checked the claims one by one and found the Facebook posting largely missed the mark. We rated it Mostly False.