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Fact-checking Mike Haridopolos' health care op-ed



The federal health care law returned to the news Wednesday when a trio of federal judges heard oral arguments over whether Congress can force people to either buy health insurance or pay penalties.

Which means for PolitiFact Florida ... more claims about the health care law. PolitiFact took on a pair of claims from Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, a Republican running for Bill Nelson's seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012. Haridopolos claimed in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed that the federal health care law "cuts $500 billion in future Medicare funding," and that it would "scuttle Medicare's most popular (and successful) part, Medicare Advantage."



[Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2011 2:34pm]


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