By Lori Robertson
The same old claims about the federal health care law turn up once again in an ad featuring pop and gospel singer Pat Boone, the national spokesman for the conservative 60 Plus Association.
The group says it’s spending $750,000 to air the minute-long ad in Ohio, and the spot had already aired 459 times as of Nov. 14, according to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group. It attacks Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, with Boone telling viewers to call Brown and “urge him to support real Medicare reform and protect our seniors.”
We’ve been over some of the assertions that Boone makes more times than we care to count. But our fact-checking persistence hasn’t stopped groups like 60 Plus from repeating the claims. And repeating them, and repeating them (60 Plus Wrong on Rationing}.
We’ll try again.
The ad claims that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “creates a board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats,” called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which, Boone says, “can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending.” But the board isn’t made up of “bureaucrats,” and it can’t “ration care.”
At the end of the ad, Boone repeats these false claims, saying that “unaccountable bureaucrats should never have the power to deny you the care you deserve.” Read More