FactCheck.org→ Scott Pruitt and Coal Jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency head said that the “coal sector” added 7,000 jobs in May and “almost 50,000 jobs” since the fourth quarter of last year. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase of just 400 coa Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The Facts on E-Cigarettes

Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”? A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Pence Misleads on Premiums

Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under Obamacare.” The report, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses only on Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Can Opioid Addiction Be Cured?

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ GOP Bill and Sexual Assault

Q: Are sexual assault and rape preexisting conditions under the GOP health bill? A: No. The bill doesn’t identify any preexisting conditions, and it says insurers can’t deny coverage to individuals who have them. But insurers could charge mor Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Premium Spin

Democrats have stressed that the GOP’s American Health Care Act would increase health insurance premiums, while Republicans have said it would lower them, both citing the Congressional Budget Office. Which is it? A little of both. Rep. Steny Hoye Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The 24 Million Talking Point

The Line: The Republican health care bill would throw 24 million people off the health insurance they have now. The Party: Democratic After the House passed a GOP health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats criticized the legislation Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump on the Paris Agreement

Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require context: Trump said that the U.S. “pays billions of dollars” for the Paris Agreement, but China, Russia and India have pai Go to site post…»