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Biden’s Misleading Boast on Medicare Premium Drop

Biden’s Misleading Boast on Medicare Premium Drop

President Joe Biden boasted of a decrease in premiums for Medicare Part B as the “first” reduction “in more than a decade.” That’s true. But he neglected to mention the drop follows a large increase the prior year, partly due to anticipated Alzheimer’s drug expenses, which didn’t actually materialize.

NRSC’s Misleading Attack on Warnock

NRSC’s Misleading Attack on Warnock

An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee makes two misleading claims about votes cast by Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.

Scott Overstates Tax Increases in Inflation Reduction Act

Scott Overstates Tax Increases in Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act proposes to raise over $700 billion in new revenues over 10 years to be spent on energy, climate change initiatives, health care and deficit reduction. But not all of those revenues come via higher taxes. More than half comes from health care savings and from beefed up IRS tax enforcement.

Viral Post Makes False Claim About Medicare Coverage of Dental Work

Viral Post Makes False Claim About Medicare Coverage of Dental Work

Democrats tried but failed to expand Medicare coverage to include dental benefits in the Build Back Better bill. Yet a Facebook post tells seniors they have until Jan. 31 to apply for “free dental work” under a recently announced Medicare “stimulus.” There is no such program, and traditional Medicare doesn’t cover dental work except in rare circumstances.

PhRMA Ad Misleads on Medicare Drug Negotiation Legislation

PhRMA Ad Misleads on Medicare Drug Negotiation Legislation

In TV ads, the pharmaceutical industry claims congressional plans to allow the federal government to negotiate drug prices in Medicare would deny beneficiaries’ access to medicines their doctors prescribe. Experts say that’s unlikely, and an inaccurate portrayal of recent legislation.

Trump on the Stump

Trump on the Stump

We identified 46 false and misleading claims Trump made in six stump speeches from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16.

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

In a Florida speech about senior citizens, President Donald Trump made misleading comparisons of Medicare costs under his administration and his predecessor’s.