Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 07:45 PM PDT

Reality Check: Can President Raise Debt Ceiling?

Reality Check: Can President Raise Debt Ceiling?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claim the president can raise the debt ceiling himself.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 09:10 PM PDT

Reality Check: Obamacare Short-Changing Consumers?

Reality Check: Obamacare Short-Changing Consumers?

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, critics say many consumers are getting short-changed by paying for services they will never use. Sam Brock examines the claim in this edition of Reality Check.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT

Reality Check: Why U.S. Can't Just Prioritize Its Debts

Reality Check: Why U.S. Can't Just Prioritize Its Debts

There’s a common claim made by leaders and politicians trying to reassure a restless public that nothing really horrendous could happen from a breach of the U.S. debt ceiling.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 08:50 PM PDT

Reality Check: Government Shutdown's Financial Impact

Reality Check: Government Shutdown's Financial Impact

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock explains why Congress -- and its critics -- may be focusing their attention in the wrong place regarding the government shutdown.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 07:45 PM PDT

Reality Check: Shutdown Strategy Could Prove Costly

Reality Check: Shutdown Strategy Could Prove Costly

The multi-year fight over President Obama’s health care law has perhaps reached its climax.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT

Reality Check: Gov’t Shutdown Necessary Medicine?

Reality Check: Gov’t Shutdown Necessary Medicine?

All parties involved in the vitriolic debate over funding the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ‘Obamacare,’ will tell you the same thing: No one wants to see a government shutdown.

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM PDT

Reality Check: Obamacare Rates Really Lower?

Reality Check: Obamacare Rates Really Lower?

It was the perfect antidote to a stream of criticisms, one rambling filibuster and the continuous effort of House Republicans to defund Obamacare.

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 09:11 AM PDT

Reality Check: Obamacare Fraud Concerns Already Surfacing

Reality Check: Obamacare Fraud Concerns Already Surfacing

When the California health care exchange debuts on October 1st, it will open the doors to a potential floodgate of uninsured Californians looking to buy coverage.

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 08:25 PM PDT

Reality Check: Defunding Obamacare?

Reality Check: Defunding Obamacare?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines how California would be affected if House Republicans defund or repeal Obamacare.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 08:59 AM PDT

Reality Check: Covered California For All?

Reality Check: Covered California For All?

The umbrella of Californians ready to benefit from affordable health care in the state is both wide and multifaceted. According to a projection model created by researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA,...

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Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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