As the Washington Post noted, many “horror stories” about the Affordable Care Act fall apart under scrutiny – yet the debunking information never seems to be to hand when we need it. Well, here is a large collection of scary tales and less-than-truthful anecdotes as fact-checked and debunked by the nation’s press.
Washington Post Plum Line: Obamacare ‘horror stories’ fall apart under scrutiny
Washington Post’s Fact Checker: An attack ad against Obamacare, featuring a man on Medicare
Washington Post (Greg Sargent): More Obamacare horror stories: Do they add up?
Washington Post (Greg Sargent): Morning Plum: How the GOP’s ‘Obamacare horror stories’ strategy works
Bloomberg (Jonathan Bernstein): Ignore the Obamacare Scare Tactics
New York Times (Paul Krugman): Health Care Horror Hooey
LA Times (Michael Hiltzik): Maybe there are no genuine Obamacare horror stories
Washington Post (Fact Checker): A hard-hitting anti-Obamacare ad makes a claim that doesn’t add up
MSNBC.com: The most misleading anti-Obamacare ad yet?
Mother Jones: Has Anyone in America Actually Been Harmed by Obamacare?
Bloomberg (Jonathan Bernstein): Catch of the Day: Republicans Fire, and Miss, at Obamacare
Huffington Post: Obamacare Attack Ad May Actually Expose Obamacare Success Story
Consumer Reports: Don’t be fooled by another ‘Obamacare horror story’
LA Times (Michael Hiltzik): Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP’s ‘Bette’
Washington Post (Greg Sargent): GOP Obamacare sabotage works
MSNBC.com (Steve Benen): Another ACA horror story fades away
LA Times (Michael Hiltzik): Another Obamacare horror story debunked
LA Times (Michael Hiltzik): Obamacare hysteria: Don’t believe the canceled insurance hype
ThinkProgress: How To Spot A Fake Obamacare Horror Story
Consumer Reports: That Florida woman’s canceled Blue Cross policy? It’s junk insurance
Washington Post (Erik Wemple): Three Fox News shows called Fla. Obamacare detractor
American Prospect: Another Phony Obamacare Victim Story
This collection of published fact-checking work was compiled by the
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