REPORT: Fact Check: Sanders Has Been Repeating False Claim About Health Care Spending For a Decade

AUGUST 11, 2019

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CNN published a fact check on Friday against Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), saying he has repeated the same “false claim” about health care spending since at least 2009.

Fact checker Daniel Dale said Sanders has falsely claimed multiple times over the last decade that the United States spends “twice as much per capita on health care as any other nation on Earth.” Politifact rated the claim “false” in 2009 and 2015, according to CNN.

The article goes on to state the following:

Dale said the claim is still false in 2019. While he argued the United States spends more than any “health care per capita of any Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development country,” he said they don’t spend twice as much as any other single country.

“That point is correct, but it’s not what Sanders keeps saying — 10 years after fact-checkers started telling him he was wrong,” Dale wrote.

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