Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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In an Aug. 20 appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," former New York Lt. Gov. (and health care legislation critic) Betsy McCaughey referred to our organization as "spot-check dot org," claiming we failed to adequately read the House health care bill. McCaughey is the source of the false …
This week, readers sent us comments on abortion funding, "The Daily Show" and keeping your insurance. In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters may be edited for length.
Q: What type of health insurance do members of Congress receive? Is it a single-payer, government-run system? A: Members of Congress are covered by private insurance under the same system that covers all federal workers.
More than 50 percent of births in nine states were financed by Medicaid in 2003. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Seventy-five percent of AIDS deaths in 2007 occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide at the end of 2007 was an estimated 33 million. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
About 30 million children and 15 million adults in low-income families, as well as 14 million elderly and persons with disabilities have health insurance through Medicaid. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Will health care legislation mean “government funding of abortion”?
President Obama said Wednesday that’s “not true” and among several “fabrications” being spread by “people who are bearing false witness.” But abortion foes say it’s the president who’s making a false claim. “President Obama today …
Medicare expenditures made up 22 percent of all national personal health expenditures in 2007. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
In 2007, women made up 21 percent of those living with HIV/AIDS in North America and 59 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation