It's about one-fourth that high
"More than 66% of ALL births in California are to illegals on Medi-Cal."
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Staff acknowledges she misspoke
"Two-thirds of the people who use Medicaid are poor children, but two-thirds of the money is for long-term care for seniors, whether in a facility or at home."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 11th, 2018
Much is reallocated
President Donald Trump’s budget "threatened to cut $2 trillion from Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid"
— Politifact New York on Friday, May 4th, 2018
"Republicans in Congress are plotting to take away Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Medicaid, Medicare not targeted for elimination
Says Roy Moore "has advocated getting the federal government out of health care altogether, which means doing away with Medicaid, which means doing away with Medicare."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Don't discount the domino effect
"Nobody on Medicaid" will have their benefits taken away.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
He didn't mean to say "worst"
"It’s been proven over and over again Medicaid has the worst outcomes in the industrialized world as far as the quality of health care."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, March 31st, 2017
Medicaid expansion "could cost the Commonwealth of Virginia over $1 billion a year..."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, January 11th, 2016
Deemed an 'honest mistake'
Six thousand people have sought addiction treatment through expanded Medicaid.
— Politifact New Hampshire on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Inflated factoid ignores most long-term homeless
"In Rhode Island, a recent study showed that among a group of people who had been homeless for a year or more, Medicaid costs averaged about $60,000 per person."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Education spending a major campaign theme
"Jason Carter’s plan: increase spending by $12.5 billion."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, October 20th, 2014
Try less than 10 percent
Says 70 percent of Virginia’s Medicaid cost is for seniors in nursing homes.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Wrong on both counts
Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Boehner's bad math
The United States has seen "a net loss of people with health insurance" because of Obamacare.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
No broken promises
"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 28th, 2014
Well under half that
"We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Constitutional problem with claim
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Imprecise wording makes this claim wrong
"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
No Texas windfall for other states
Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, April 12th, 2013
A misreading of the studies
"Expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 8th, 2013