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PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad on Sen. Bill Nelson

An ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims seniors could lose coverage thanks to "Obamacare." It pins the blame on Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.

Nelson's office is disputing the ad's accuracy and has asked TV stations to pull the ad.

We fact-checked two claims from the ad.

We fact-checked whether "seniors will see $500 billion in Medicare cuts to fund Obamacare," a claim we've seen many times. In this context, we rated the statement Mostly False.

We also fact-checked whether "20 million people could lose their current coverage." The ad strongly suggests these people would be seniors. We rated this claim Pants on Fire.

Click the links to see the full explanation of our fact-checks, our complete source lists and video of the ad.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:31pm]


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