Health Care Reform Law Fact Check: Government Takeover

For Immediate Release:

January 18, 2011

what RepublicanS are saying:

Rep. Ken Calvert: "I rise today in support of H.R. 2, a bill that would repeal the disastrous government takeover of health care."  

Here are the facts: 

The Democrats’ health insurance reform law expands private health insurance in America, and is based on increasing choice and competition – providing for new marketplaces (called “Insurance Exchanges”) where the uninsured, small business employees, and the self-employed will be able to choose among a variety of private insurance plans.

In fact, PolitiFact, the independent, Pulitzer Prize-winning website, declared that “government takeover” was their 2010 “Lie of the Year.”


As President Obama explained last year: “There's no government takeover, unless you consider reining in insurance companies a government takeover…”


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