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The latest member of Congress caught spreading myths about Obamacare is none other than the one chosen to give the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers recently blamed the Affordable Care Act for layoffs in the health care industry.
FactCheck.org dug into the research and didn't find any support for Rep. McMorris Rodgers' claims -- zilch. In fact, they found that there has been steady health care job growth, and that trend is expected to continue. One economist even called her conclusion "silly."
We're sure we'll be hearing more on health care from Rep. McMorris Rodgers in tomorrow night's response. That's why we can't afford to let any myth like this go unchallenged.
Fight back -- let your friends know about this embarrassing fact check and help get the truth out about health care reform.
What's more absurd is that FactCheck.org found that "the new health care law is widely expected to increase health care employment" and quoted one Dartmouth economics professor who said he didn't know of "any evidence that doctors have lost their jobs because of Obamacare."
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Monday, January 27, 2014
Truth Team: It's time for a fact check
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