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A Paul Ryan PolitiFact Check

Speaker Ryan on Polarization 1:45

During his full "Meet the Press" interview, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI., said the following about President Obama’s healthcare law:

It's a law that is not working. It's a law that's depriving people's choices. It's a law that's making families pay double digit premium increases. It's a law that's leading Medicare into a rationing scheme. That's not going to work for seniors.

So PolitiFact and “Meet the Press” decided to take a looked at Ryan's claim that health insurance plans sponsored by Obamacare are, “making families pay double-digit premium increases.”

PolitiFact found that Ryan is “cherry-picking plans” to bolster his argument and that the increase in premiums is “not entirely attributable to the health care law itself.” PolitiFact rated his statement as “Half True."

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According to PolitiFact:

Ryan has a point that some plans have seen increases of 10 percent or more with insurance purchased on healthcare.gov. However, Ryan is cherry-picking the high end of rate changes. On average, the benchmark plan has increased 7.5 percent, which decreases once premium tax credits and enrollment figures are factored in.

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