The ad is accurate. But it leaves out details on how Kerry would pay for his proposal, and what it might cost.
Lobby groups fight like animals over health care costs — implausible statistics vs. fact-free stereotypes.
Bush and Kerry repeat discredited claims in their final flurry of ads. Here’s our pre-election summary of the misinformation we found during the Bush-Kerry presidential campaign.
Both candidates played loose with the facts at the second Presidential Debate in St. Louis Oct. 8. We offer a sampler of the dubious and sometimes false statements made by each of the candidates.
A Bush ad claims Kerry’s healthcare proposals would put “big government in charge” of medical decisions. In fact, Kerry’s plan would leave 97% with the insurance they have now — while up to 27 million who aren’t insured would gain coverage.
Bush falsely claims Kerry voted repeatedly to raise premiums. Kerry’s spot blaming Bush alone for the latest increase isn’t much better.
Kerry ad says medical paperwork costs hundreds of billions and his plan could save money. He’s right. But what about the expense?
He says 43 million don’t have “health care.” He means they don’t have insurance.
Attack ad revives question of whether Kerry’s numbers add up.