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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A relatively unknown conservative group called the League of American Voters has launched an ad attacking Democratic members of Congress for, in the words of the TV spot, voting in favor of “Obama and Pelosi’s health care takeover." But the ad is filled with misleading claims. The group’s …
This week, readers sent us a comments about reconciliation and health care, premium costs, and the danger of clicking on links in chain e-mails. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters may be edited for length.
The premiere edition of our podcast features a look at the factual malpractice that took place during the president’s nearly daylong health care summit. [podcast]http://factcheck.org//Images/image/radio/HealthCareSummitPodcast.1.mp3[/podcast]
If you live in Connecticut and are a registered Republican, you may have received a mailer or two from former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon attacking her opponent in the state’s GOP Senate primary, former U.S. Rep. Robert Simmons. But some of the mailers’ claims are false. In one mailer, …
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March 1, 1692, marked the beginning of the Salem Witch Trials. Source: Library of Congress