Politifact calls a claim in ad attacking Hagan ‘false’

11/08/2013 11:12 AM

11/08/2013 11:13 AM

A leading fact-checking website is calling one claim in a political TV ad appearing in North Carolina “false.”

Politifact.com took at look at the American for Prosperity ad attacking Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan for her support of the federal health care law. The AFP ad claims Hagan “supports waivers for friends of Obama and special treatment for Congress and their staffs.”

The fact checkers concluded: More than 1,000 companies have received Obamacare waivers, but there’s no evidence to suggest that those groups are all Obama’s “friends.” Meanwhile, Congress and their staffs do have to adhere to the reform’s individual mandate, and in a key way are treated worse than other Americans by the law, which is a curious definition of “special treatment.”

“We rate Americans For Prosperity’s claim False.”

See the full report here.

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