Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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This week, readers sent us comments on tort reform, sharks, fonts and health insurance (surprise!). In the FactCheck Mailbag we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send comments to email@example.com. Letters may be edited for length.
The Republican National Committee says it will be running this new TV ad in Florida and on selected cable networks starting Sept. 1. It features GOP Chairman Michael Steele touting the party’s "Seniors’ Bill of Rights," which we said last week is a mixture of false, true and misleading claims. …
During the 2006-2007 school year, 7.3 million students (59 percent of them boys) played high school sports. That total is about 2.1 million higher than the number in 1979-1980. Source: Census Bureau
Q: Did the White House "orchestrate" a recent town hall meeting to make it appear that Montana is "just crazy for Obama and government health care"? A: A chain e-mail that makes that claim isn’t supported by the record. Some of what it says is false.