FACT CHECK: Young Peddles A Long Debunked Claim On Medicare Savings—The Exact Same Savings He Wrote Into His Budget

Congressman Young tonight repeated a long-debunked claim on Medicare that fact-checkers in Indiana and across the nation have called “false” for years.

In a fact check of Young’s claims, WTHR pointed out that “it is not accurate to say (or imply) that [the ACA] cut Medicare senior programs.”

The Washington Post called the claim “misleading,” and found that the health care bill “actually puts Medicare on a more solid financial footing.”

PolitiFact agreed and stressed that “Neither Obama nor his health care law literally cut a dollar amount from the Medicare program’s budget.”

In fact, as far back as 2010, FactCheck.org pointed out that their staff had “time and again” underlined that the claim was deceiving.

And to top it all off, as WTHR revealed, Todd Young included the EXACT SAME savings in the 2012 budget he wrote.

Why would Congressman Young make these debunked claims? Because he doesn’t want to talk about how his own plans would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program, re-open the donut hole, and increase costs to Hoosier seniors by an estimated $6,400 a year.

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