If you were wondering what the White House views as the most pernicious distortions in the health care debate, a new fact check might shed some light on that.
"As the Senate debate gets into full swing this week, we thought we'd address a half dozen of the myths you will most certainly hear from critics of health insurance reform," writes White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer "If it feels like you have heard these arguments before, it is because you have... you have heard them over and over and over again. You heard them during the mark ups in the House and the Senate, you heard them at townhalls this summer, and you heard them on the House floor. However, repetition does not equal veracity. These claims have been proven false by independent fact checkers time and again."
The reality check, posted on the White House website, hits back at some of the most common Republican claims about the health care bill. Specifically it address their claims that reform will cut Medicare benefits, require government funding of abortion, burden small businesses with a new mandate, cost the country jobs, and raise insurance costs.
You can read the entire post here.