Palin’s CPAC Claims Fail Fact Checking
The nonpartisan factcheck.com shows the utter lack of truth in Sarah Palin’s attempted takedown of the Affordable Care Act at CPAC.
Sarah Palin told her fellow conservatives at CPAC that “there are more uninsured today than when Obama began all of this,” referring to the Affordable Care Act. But there is no evidence of that. Annual Census surveys show the percentage of uninsured Americans in 2010, when the ACA became law, was 16.3 percent. It dropped to 15.7 percent in 2011 and 15.4 percent in 2012. Gallup surveys show the percentage of uninsured Americans hit a five-year low in the first two months of this year…
By the end of 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the law will reduce the number of uninsured Americans by 13 million people. The report…says there will be 25 million fewer uninsured Americans in 2024 because of the law.