(CNNMoney) - There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
Myth: Obamacare has slowed health care spending growth.
Reality: President Obama likes to stress that health care spending has fallen to record lows in recent years thanks in part to Obamacare.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
Myth: Employers are dumping health benefits because of Obamacare.
Reality: It's true that Obamacare is raising costs on employers. And some are either passing those increased tabs to workers or are cutting back on benefits to keep costs under control.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - Medicaid and other safety net programs could undergo major changes if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election.
Ryan, currently a House Republican and picked this weekend to be Romney's running mate, wants to turn Medicaid and food stamps into block grants and make recipients work for certain benefits, according to his budget proposal unveiled in March.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) - A record 44.7 million people - or 1 in 7 Americans - were on food stamps last year. But does that make Barack Obama the "food stamp president?"
Newt Gingrich once again slapped that label on Obama during a South Carolina debate Monday night, saying: "The fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."FULL STORY