Proposed Medicare Advantage Changes Cannot Accurately Be Called ‘Cuts,’ Experts Say

“It’s President Biden who is proposing to cut Medicare Advantage.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in a tweet on February 6, 2023 More than 60 million people rely on Medicare for health coverage, and raising the alarm about potential cuts to the program is a perennial talking point among both Republicans and Democrats. On Feb. 6, … Read more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Falsely Claims Bivalent Booster Boosts Chances of Covid Infection

“Almost every study now has said with these new boosters, you’re more likely to get infected with the bivalent booster.” Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, on Jan. 17, 2023, during a press conference As he proposed to extend the state’s ban on mandates for covid vaccines and face masks, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lobbed … Read more

Ad Goes Too Far With Claim That Joe Biden Promotes Surgery for Trans Teens

“Joe Biden and the New Left even promote surgery on teens and young adults, removing breasts and genitals.” America First Legal radio ad, Oct. 9, 2022 A radio ad targeting care for transgender youth began airing in cities around the country this fall — from Spanish-language stations in Corpus Christi, Texas, to sports talk shows … Read more

No, the Senate-Passed Reconciliation Bill Won’t Strip $300 Billion From Medicare

Senate Democrats’ reconciliation bill “will strip $300 billion from Medicare.” Ad from the American Prosperity Alliance, posted July 19 As Senate Democrats raced to pass what could be their final piece of major legislation before the midterm elections, critics went to the airwaves to blast the proposal as hurting older Americans who rely on Medicare. … Read more