Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Media Matters for America: AP again advances falsehood that health reform "will mean cuts in Medicare benefits"

In an August 24 article, the Associated Press uncritically reported that "[s]eniors worry that paying for the $1 trillion-plus, 10-year [health care] overhaul will mean cuts in Medicare benefits" without noting that, in the words of FactCheck.org, "[t]he claim that Obama and Congress are cutting seniors' Medicare benefits to pay for the health care overhaul is outright false."

Media Matters reports: Additionally, AARP has also rebutted the notion that health reform will reduce Medicare benefits. READ MORE