This week, readers sent us comments on Canadian Shona Holmes, employer health care and Nazi symbols. In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can [...]
The United Kingdom’s Department of Health may not have expected to face such harsh criticism during debate of overhauling the health care system here in the United States. As we’ve [...]
Last week we posted an item on President Obama’s recent claim that health insurance companies were logging record profits. Not true, we discovered, at least not for the largest publicly [...]
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and the disabled, covers 46 million Americans. Medicare spending totaled $455 billion in 2008. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
Recent comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that swastikas and other Nazi imagery had been appearing at lawmakers’ town hall meetings on health care set off furious rounds of tweeting [...]
Q: Fox News’ Glenn Beck said that the government will get complete access to your computer and all of your files when you log on to Cars.gov for the Cash for Clunkers program. Is there any truth to this?
A: This claim is false. Beck quoted from a security message on the site for dealers, not the site for the general public.
In 2008, U.S. health care spending is estimated to have been $2.4 trillion. It is projected to nearly double to $4.4 trillion in 2018. Source: Health Affairs/Centers for Medicare and [...]
There were 2.6 million children who lived with both a grandmother and a grandfather in the U.S. in 2008. Source: Census Bureau
There were 6.6 million children living with a grandparent in the U.S. in 2008. That’s 9 percent of all children in the country. Source: Census Bureau
In 2007, 2.5 million grandparents were responsible for most of the basic needs of one or more of the grandchildren living with them. Source: Census Bureau