Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Politifact: Romney’s ‘Gross’ Exaggeration on ‘Obamacare’

Misleading US Chamber ad attacking Sen. Bill Nelson

Mitt Romney falsely claims government will “constitute … almost 50 percent” of the U.S. economy when the new federal health care law takes full effect.

But Romney gets to 50 percent by erroneously counting all health care spending — private and public — as “effectively under government control once Obamacare is fully implemented,” as his spokesman put it.

That’s nonsense — just as it was two years ago, when Rep. Michele Bachmann made a similar bogus claim.

The fact is that the nation’s health care system will be no more under federal control than Massachusetts’ fell under state control after Romney signed a similar health care law as governor.

Both Obama and Romney expanded the private insurance market by mandating that individuals purchase health care coverage.

Bill Nelson's GOP primary opponents are also attacking him using the same fabrications.

In a letter to Florida television stations, attorney for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson have asked television stations to stop airing an ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that attacks Nelson,

GOP contentions about the Affordable Care Act, which Nelson supported, are false.

see Romney’s ‘Gross’ Exaggeration on ‘Obamacare’

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