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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claims that the GOP plan to remake Medicare would throw seniors “to the wolves and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage” are bogus, The Washington Post concluded in a fact check of the assertion.
In reviewing the Democratic National Committee chairwoman’s claims, the Post noted that “something about the debate over Medicare prompts eye-popping rhetoric.” In recent weeks, the Post fact checker has called into question claims from both sides of the aisle for exaggerations and falsehoods.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office examined the Republican plan and found that the rules that would govern the Medicare exchange include those “requiring insurers to issue insurance to all people eligible for Medicare who apply, requiring that each insurer charges the same premium for all enrollees of the same age, and using a risk-adjustment mechanism.”
Wasserman Schultz is jumping to conclusions — not to mention scaremongering metaphors — to describe provisions in the GOP Medicare plan that just do not exist,” the Post concluded.
Buy the way, Newsmax is not a credible source. They are notorious political hacks and partisans!
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Sounds like the Republicans when they were saying: "Obamacare requires DEATHPANELS!" AHHHHH.......
Same game different people, thats all! The Ryan plan is complete garbage, as was Obamacare, and this is just more can-kicking to give the appearance that they are actually working.
I'm not buying it!
Buy the way, Newsmax is not a credible source. They are notorious political hacks and partisans!edit on 1-6-2011 by sheepslayer247 because: add comment
The Post's editorial positions on foreign policy and economic issues have seen a definitively conservative bent: it has steadfastly supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, warmed to President George W. Bush's proposal to partially privatize Social Security, opposed a deadline for U.S. withdrawal from the Iraq War, and advocated free trade agreements, including CAFTA.