Accurate, except for a few quibbles
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
There are lots of studies; what they mean for policy is less clear
"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."
Excluding the children, the disabled and the elderly
"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."
He could've said it a little better
"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."
This counts cloture votes, not nominees
"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."
Experts debate "voucher" definition
Says Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
Looks right, but data is limited
"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."
Thanks to a site run by Arkansas
Due to Obamacare, Arkansas "has covered almost 14 percent of its uninsured already."
Only Alaska is higher
"Health insurance is more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country."
PACs have bigger impact in small-population states
Says Mike Enzi is "getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That's more than any senator of either party."
Cancellations the exception, not the rule
"The vast majority of people in this country are keeping their (health insurance) plan."
Your bill may spike if you get sick
Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans "can get health insurance for what may be the equivalent of your cell phone bill."
It could be a bit higher, but not much
Emergency rooms account for "2 percent of all health care spending."
IRS left mostly toothless on this tax
"The IRS has been specifically forbidden ... from ever actually pursuing either civil or criminal remedies" for people who don’t purchase health insurance.
Not a Google-like launch
"No one beta-tested" healthcare.gov.
Just one survey of big businesses
"Half of all CEOs say that the shutdown and the threat of shutdown set back their plans to hire over the next six months."
80% sold for humans and livestock are for animals
"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."
The win that got away
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
Debt ceiling fight put dent in Dow
Because of the 2011 debt ceiling fight, "the stock market lost 2,000 points."
More people have opinions on Obamacare than Part D
"At the time that (Medicare Part D) was passed (it) was actually less popular than the Affordable Care Act, according to the polls."
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