Checking the integrity of Clinton’s Obamacare assertions

Grace-Marie Turner, writing in National Review Online, does some fact-checking on former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention and finds he danced around the truth:

Clinton did a deep dive into policy last night during his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, but he plays fast and loose with crucial facts on health care. …

[Clinton said:] “First, both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan attacked the president for allegedly ‘robbing Medicare’ of $716 billion… But it’s not true…There were no cuts to benefits at all, none.”

The key dodge is “no cuts to benefits.” It’s true there are no explicit cuts to benefits, and even some small additions, in Obamacare, but the real story is what the government will pay for those benefits. …

Read the full story here at National Review Online.

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