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Obama’s and Rubio’s Health Care Claims


Managing Editor Lori Robertson tells Connecticut Public Broadcasting about President Barack Obama’s and Sen. Marco Rubio’s health care claims in the State of the Union address and Republican response. Obama said the Affordable Care Act “is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.” Experts say it has helped, but the slower growth began before the law was passed and is due to the down economy, as well. Rubio said that “now, some people are losing the health insurance they were happy with,” but employer-sponsored insurance is expected to go up by 1 million this year. And 27 million fewer Americans are expected to be uninsured because of the law, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

 

For more on these claims, see “FactChecking Obama’s SOTU” (Feb. 13) and “FactChecking the GOP Response” (Feb. 14).