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Pants on Fire?

The AP fact-checks the Obama presser:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s assertion Wednesday that government will stay out of health care decisions in an overhauled system is hard to square with the proposals coming out of Congress and with his own rhetoric. Even now, nearly half the costs of health care in the U.S. are paid for by government at all levels. Federal authority would only grow under any proposal in play.

The AP also takes issue with Obama’s claim that the plan won’t add to the deficit — and his claim that he’s not blaming Republicans for the bill’s lack of progress.

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