Saturday, July 25, 2009

Obama's Health Care Reform: The REAL FACTS Summary

  • Obama: promised once again that a health care overhaul “will be paid for.”
  • Facts: CBO says it will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade.
  • Obama: said the plan "that I put forward" would cover at least 97% of all Americans
  • Facts: the plan he campaigned on would cover far less than that
  • Obama: said the "average American family is paying thousands" as part of their premiums to cover uncompensated care for the uninsured.
  • Facts: nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation puts the cost per family figure only at $200
  • Obama: claimed his budget "reduced federal spending over the next 10 years by $2.2 trillion"
  • Facts: figures from his own budget experts don't support that. The CBO projects a $2.7 trillion increase, not a $2.2 trillion cut.
  • Obama: said the U.S. spends $6,000 more on average than other countries on health care.
  • Facts: U.S. per capita spending is only about $2,500 more than the next highest-spending country.

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