October 12th, 2012
06:32 AM ET
7 years ago

CNN Fact Check: Ryan cites unlikely outcome under Obamacare

(CNN) - The Affordable Care Act emerged as an issue during Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

The claim: "Look at all the string of broken promises: ' If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,' " Ryan said, repeating President Barack Obama's oft-stated vow. "Try telling that to the 20 million people who are projected to lose their health insurance if Obamacare goes through or the 7.4 million seniors who are going to lose it."

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    October 12, 2012 06:42 am at 6:42 am |


    October 12, 2012 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  3. Marty, FL

    Lyin' Ryan is not trustworthy when it comes to our healthcare and seniors' Medicare.
    Lies again from the congressman.

    October 12, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  4. Expat American

    Romney and Ryan do not care about seniors. But seniors are merely one demographic who Romney and Ryan do not care about. Romney and Ryan don’t even care about the poor uneducated whites who vote for them; that is those guilty of falling within the cursed 47% or 30% of those deemed ‘untouchable’ lesser human beings by the Republican Party.

    October 12, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  5. Bob, NY

    We 'right-to-life' people do not believe God will make the correct judgement in the end. We must prevent women from making their own "free-will" choices. Now that's freedom...right? (hey, freedom is for man...no one mentioned it for women) God will surely save a spot for us, since we helped him in this decision ...right?

    October 12, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. anonoymous

    Did 20 million in Ma lose coverage under Romney doesnt care? Most that are against aca havent readit. Kinda like the bible. i would suggest you read both of them then decide. dont take any body's else word for the content. Nobody in the republican party can tell you anything good about it. should make romney feel like a fool since it was his original brain child. how could the america people be this dumb?

    October 12, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. tammyk tammy

    Nothing but fear tactics and threats from Romney and Lyin Ryan. Be very, very afraid - of these two. Our healthcare system has been broken for decades as we watch costs spiral out of control while we receive reduced benefits and millions have already been pushed out of having coverage. What have the Republicans done to address these problems? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. At least Obama and the Democrats came up with a plan based on compromise with the Repugs, but they have stubbornly tried to block helping those without coverage at every turn. No one claims that Obamacare is perfect and will not need to be tweaked in the future, but at least President Obama cared enough to make significant, needed changes to the current broken system. Don't allow the Republicans, who represent big pharma and big insurance lobbyists, to hold back progress with their misrepresentations and outright lies. Vote for Obama, the ACA, and the continuance of Medicare and Medicaid. A healthy country is a strong country.

    October 12, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |