Did Obama deliver on his jobs promises?
“Myth: Where are the all [sic] jobs that President Obama promised?” —The Democrat National Committee’s “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 25, 2013 Overview The … Continue reading
‘Your Republican Uncle’ put to the test
Announcing a fact check series on the DNC’s “Your Republican Uncle.” Sometimes fact checks just fall into our lap. Other times we have to hunt … Continue reading
The Obama deficit increase a myth?
“Myth: President Obama has increased the deficit” —DNC’s “Your Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 27, 2013 Overview The deficit claim is true, in a … Continue reading
Three-quarters of employer plans already compliant with the ACA?
“[T]he International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans … found that about three-quarters of all employer-sponsored health plans already meet the criteria of the Affordable Care … Continue reading
Pre-existing conditions coming back thanks to Republicans?
“Today we saw a clear contrast: Democrats are working to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act, while Republicans still want to go back to … Continue reading
Review of fact-checking study: ‘Making a Difference?’
A critical review of Michelle A. Amazeen’s review of fact checking in 2012 October of 2013 provided us with more than one research paper on … Continue reading
Geppettos for nothing (chicks for free?)
“From what we know now, [Jason] Furman’s statement stands up to scrutiny. He earns a rare Geppetto Checkmark.” —Glenn Kessler the Washington Post Fact Checker, … Continue reading
PunditFact vs Glenn Beck on losing health insurance
“[Glenn] Beck said that when Obama promised that people could keep the plans they like, he knew that half of all Americans would lose their … Continue reading
PolitiFact’s blinkered self-assessment
Fact checker “PolitiFact” spins its fact check failures on health care reform The media have rightly joined the public in criticizing President Obama’s veracity in … Continue reading
Tea party folks think the government should keep its hands off Medicare?
We were recently reminded of the allegation that tea party members don’t understand that Medicare is a government insurance program. The reminder came with photographic … Continue reading
Capitalism to blame for the rash of health insurance cancellations? Frank Pallone’s appearance on “The Kelly File”
“It’s capitalism. You can go out and buy whatever you want, but the insurance company realizes they can’t sell this lousy insurance policy anymore.” —Frank … Continue reading
Study: You can fool some of the people some of the time
A critical review of Jordan Humphreys’ “When Lies Matter: The Effect of Media Coverage of Misinformation on Public Opinion in the Health Care Reform Debate” … Continue reading
PolitiFact or PolitiFancy?
“[Sen. Ted] Cruz said Obamacare has led to premiums going up and up and up for virtually every person.” —PolitiFact, Oct. 17, 2013 … Continue reading