Washington Post Fact Checks Supporters of Obama Care

Nancy Pelosi: “It reduces the deficit more than $1 trillion over the life of the bill.”

Washington Post:  “This is another bogus statistic for which we have previously awarded three Pinocchios.”

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.) “In fact, when you look at the percentage of employers with 10 employees or less that offer health care, it rose from 46 percent in 2009, and it went up to 59 percent in 2010, at the end of last year…That shows that it is working.”

Washington Post:  “Another three-Pinocchio statistic! We also picked this apart in January so we are surprised this golden oldie is still in use by Democrats… The statistic comes from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey that was largely conducted before the health care bill was passed, so it is pretty irrelevant. Moreover, the study said the main reason for the shift was not because more companies were offering health insurance but because more that did not were going out of business.”

Full article on the bogus statistics given on the one-year anniversary of ObamaCare.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Claims of instantaneous benefits years before the vast majority of provisions becoming law is a fallacy.

  2. Brian Williams. says:

    I’m shocked to see politicians making such unsubstantiated claims.

  3. Anna says:

    My favorite: “It’s about jobs. Does it create jobs? Health insurance reform creates 4 million jobs…”

    Not only a dated statistic, but one that Pelosi inflated by a multiple of 10!

  4. Rina Demlocke says:

    Maybe Obama could put all of the companies that don’t have health insurance out of business. Then -like a good neighbor- insurance would be there for everyone.

  5. Tom says:

    Way to attack Pelosi when she’s sick. Still, maybe she should contribute to the $1 trillion in savings by seeing a Medicaid doctor.

  6. Rashawn says:

    How is the average person supposed to know what to believe with these so called “facts” out there?

  7. Lily says:

    Democrats can tell a good fireside story, to bad imaginary numbers won’t save the budget.

  8. Amanda M. says:

    Gotta love the Washington Post.

  9. Virginia says:

    Being a fact-checker has got to be an unpopular job in Washington.

  10. Erik says:

    I think I have stumbled upon a circular firing squad here.