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Clinton’s Shaky Cost-Shifting Claim

Clinton’s Shaky Cost-Shifting Claim

Hillary Clinton claimed that private insurance premiums have “gone up so much” in some states that didn’t expand Medicaid because hospitals shifted their costs for providing emergency care for the uninsured. But we have found no data to support that claim, and the idea that such cost shifting occurs is debated.

Rubio’s Shaky ACA Hypothetical

Rubio’s Shaky ACA Hypothetical

Sen. Marco Rubio described a hypothetical Detroit business owner with 10 employees as facing higher costs under the Affordable Care Act, saying the man was considering moving one employee to part time to “save … a significant amount under Obamacare.”

Fiorina’s Unverified ER Stat

Fiorina’s Unverified ER Stat

Carly Fiorina claims that “emergency room visits are up over 50 percent” under the Affordable Care Act. Her campaign did not respond when we asked where she got that figure, but there is no evidence we could find to support it.

Is Medicaid Bad for Your Health?

Is Medicaid Bad for Your Health?

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of the uninsured have gained Medicaid coverage. But is Medicaid good for their health, bad for their health, or does it make no difference?

SCOTUS Ruling Fallout

SCOTUS Ruling Fallout

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act was swift — and included comments that strayed from the facts.

FlackCheck Video: Trump Announcement

FlackCheck Video: Trump Announcement

This “Campaign Watch” video from FlackCheck.org covers several false and misleading statements Donald Trump made during his presidential announcement speech.

Trump Tramples Facts

Trump Tramples Facts

Real estate developer Donald Trump’s speech announcing he is running for the Republican nomination for president contained a number of false and misleading statements.

Obama’s Health Care Boasts

Obama’s Health Care Boasts

President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech boasting of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act.