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→ Republican Health Care Spin

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ 100 Days of Whoppers

Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain Go to site post…»

Snopes→ Water Fluoridation Reduces IQ?

Studies suggesting a link between public water fluoridation and reduced intelligence rely on unsubstantiated leaps made possible by studies of “insufficient quality” that were conducted to address entirely different questions. Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The Facts on Chlorpyrifos

Summary When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to not ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in agriculture, both the EPA and its critics claimed “sound” or “solid” science supported their positions. Research does suggest chlorp Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Tennessee Tale

In making his case to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that in Tennessee “half of the state has no insurance company” on the ACA marketplace. In fact, all eight of the state’s rating areas have a Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Precision in Climate Science

The Line: Scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. The Party: Republican In the past, some Republicans have denied that global warming and climate change are occurring — calling the f Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Address to Congress

Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump stuck closely to his prepared remarks, but ran afoul of the facts in some cases. Trump said the U.S. has spent $6 trillion in the Middle East and “with this $6 t Go to site post…»