Ben Carson’s Medicare Plans Draw Scrutiny
In addition, The Washington Post fact-checks claims about the GOP presidential hopeful's ties to a nutritional supplement company.
Ben Carson's Medicare Muddle
Ben Carson's Medicare problem isn't going away. The former neurosurgeon announced last week that he had shelved his plan to end the popular government health care program for seniors. But the few components of a new plan he's revealed have only added to the confusion about what, exactly, he intends to accomplish -- and his opponents are beginning to pounce. (Cheney, 11/4)
The Washington Post's Fact Checker:
Ben Carson’s Claim He Did Not Have ‘An Involvement’ Or ‘Formal Relations’ With Mannatech
One of the buzziest moments of the CNBC debate was Carson’s rejection of his “involvement” with Mannatech Inc., a multi-level nutritional supplement company. A quick Google search surfaces Mannatech promotional videos featuring Carson, so it didn’t take too long for viewers to debunk his answer. Mannatech and its co-founder in 2009 agreed to a $7 million settlement with the Texas attorney general over allegations that the company falsely marketed its dietary supplements as remedies for cancer and other serious illnesses. The company did not admit to wrongdoing. (Lee, 11/4)