Fact-Checkers Find Few Flaws in Clinton's Healthcare Claims

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"Self-proclaimed fact-checkers have drawn plenty of criticism from both parties, as well as neutral observers, and many individual assessments of 'fact' are highly debatable. In the aggregate, though, the fact-checkers haven't found much to complain about in Clinton's healthcare comments."

Bill Clinton DNC speech

The Hill, Sam Baker

Bill Clinton's long, detailed arguments on healthcare are mostly holding up under scrutiny from the cottage industry of political fact-checkers.

Healthcare was a big part of Clinton's policy-laden speech Wednesday night at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. He defended President Obama's healthcare law, including its controversial Medicare savings, and took a hard swipe at Republicans' proposals for Medicaid.

Self-proclaimed fact-checkers have drawn plenty of criticism from both parties, as well as neutral observers, and many individual assessments of "fact" are highly debatable. In the aggregate, though, the fact-checkers haven't found much to complain about in Clinton's healthcare comments.

The biggest criticism centers around Clinton's claim that healthcare costs aren't rising as quickly as they did in the past. . .View Full Article

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