"1 in 100 people are sociopaths."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, March 30th, 2018
Court declared parts unconstitutional
"Gov. Rick Scott made it illegal for a doctor to ask a patient if they owned a gun, even a mental health professional. This law was so dangerous that a court had to strike it down."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Generally on point
"The average life expectancy for African Americans in Saint Louis and Saint Louis County varies by as much as 18 years compared to the white population, with nearly half of all African-American kids under the age of 18 living in poverty."
— Politifact Missouri on Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Available data is not ideal
"Seventy-three percent of our veterans are graduating from drug courts. By contrast, I think most of the people in the very good drug court program — the graduation rate’s like 53, 55 percent. The point of that is that drug courts are working for veterans."
— Politifact Missouri on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Big gulps get smaller when subject to soda taxes
"The soda tax can make a difference by reducing consumption of unhealthy soda pop and sugary beverages."
— Politifact Illinois on Monday, October 2nd, 2017
International total slightly higher
"We’re spending 18 percent of our GDP on healthcare while the average among industrialized countries is closer to 8 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Under certain assumptions
"More (people) die from indoor air pollution than from malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB combined."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Just say no!
"Every day, four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
A little too high, but in the right direction
"Global food demand is expected to increase by 50 to 97 percent by 2050."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Missouri only pays 17 percent of total Medicaid cost
"And this would be the first year, if everything holds true, we will spend over $10 billion of our state budget on Medicaid out of the $28 billion budget."
— Politifact Missouri on Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Details unclear, but policy is broad
Says Donald Trump's abortion rule "puts at risk 15 times more funding and millions more women and families ... than previous similar policies by Republican presidents."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Basically on target
The Obama administration issued an "11th-hour rule that entrenches federal family planning funding for Planned Parenthood."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Miami-Dade only county to get stung bigtime
Miami-Dade is "the first community in the world to break the cycle of local transmission of the Zika virus."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Data agrees, but mind geography
Young women, "account for a shocking 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Africa."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Says the director of an anti-abortion group receiving a Texas grant to provide women’s health services "believes HIV can be spread through the sewer system."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Worse than before
"Seventy percent of all Texans are overweight or obese."
Patient costs plummeted
Says Hillary Clinton tripled the number of people with AIDS whose "lives are being saved .. and it did not cost you any more money."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Pence isn't gung-ho about federal health care
"Mike Pence voted against expanding the Children’s Health Insurance program, which Hillary helped to start."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 8th, 2016
Trade deals favor drug inventors
Trade deals threaten "India’s role as the pharmacy of the developing world" for new HIV medicines.
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
The toll of war, poverty and family traditions
In South Sudan, "more teenage girls die in childbirth than finish high school."
— Politifact Global News Service on Monday, July 25th, 2016