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Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been no friend to Democratic presidential administrations, so some social media users might be surprised to see a video in which Carlson appears to be advertising for the Affordable Care Act.
"Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson," Carlson appears to say in the video. "The government just announced the $7,000 health subsidy is ending in a few days. Citizens can claim what they’re owed by signing up for a free health insurance plan. The $7,000 health subsidy was announced earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act, providing low-income Americans with extra spending to use on things like groceries and any other bills they may have. Registration is ending in just a few days, so make sure to call in and claim your health subsidy before the deadline."
A June 19 Facebook post sharing the video was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
The video isn’t authentic.
The Affordable Care Act provides subsidies to lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs for some eligible Americans buying health insurance on the health insurance Marketplace. But there’s no $7,000 cash grab that’s ending soon via a link on Facebook.
We rate claims that this video is authentic False.
Facebook post, June 19, 2023
Tucker Carlson tweet, April 26, 2023
The Guardian, Tucker Carlson breaks silence after abrupt departure from Fox News, April 26, 2023
KFF, Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Subsidies, Oct. 27, 2022
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