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"As many as 22,000 Americans die each year because they don’t have health insurance."

President Barack Obama suggested on national TV that the Democratic health care bill "will have government decide" that a healthy, 100-year-old woman in need of a pacemaker "should take a pain pill" instead.

"53 percent of Americans cut back on their health care in the last year because of costs."

Forty-five percent of Americans went without needed care because of costs in 2007.

"All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services."

"All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange."

In the health care bill, "The 'Health Choices Commissioner' will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None."

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population."

"The Senate voted this week to allow illegal aliens access to Social Security benefits."

Only 15 percent of drug users are African-American, yet 74 percent of all drug offenders sentenced to prison are black

Recent stories from Scott Montgomery
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Rep. Bill Pascrell said rationing is happening right now because of the high cost of health care. We check his evidence.

E-mail 'analysis' of health bill needs a check-up

Readers sent us a chain e-mail that comments on the House health reform bill page by page. Most of its factual assertions are wrong.

Break out the marshmallows!

It's double Pants on Fire! day at We check a chain e-mail on illegal immigrants and comments from TV and radio personality Glenn Beck.

Sorting out the players in the health care debate

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More 'birther' announcements

Doubters of President Obama's citizenship have gained prominent new voices, but no new facts.

At 6-month mark, Obama has long to-do list

Halfway through his first year, we examine President Obama's record on our Obameter and Truth-O-Meter.

The (Half) Truth About Judge Sonia Sotomayor

The attacks against Obama's Supreme Court nominee have generally had some truth to them. But the truth has been exaggerated or twisted, earning a spate of Half True ratings.

Mailbag: Readers celebrate freedom of expression

It's Fourth of July weekend, so what better time for our readers to sound off?

Obama's birth certificate: Final chapter. This time we mean it!

We address continued Internet speculation on the document.

When in-your-face is off-the-air

ABC refused opposing ads during Obama's town hall on health care. We explain why.

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