Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on health care, farm aid, minimum wage, jobs

Candidates make claims on health insurance, minimum wage increase effect, aid to farmers

Among the topics during the final presidential debate Thursday night was one called “American Families.”

These were much more of the kitchen table issues: health care, jobs, and where the food comes from for those kitchen tables. Both candidates stretched the truth when it came to making some of these claims.

Biden’s claim on private insurance, Obamacare

The Trust Index team is starting with this claim from former Vice President Joe Biden.

“Not one single person private insurance will lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare,” Biden said.

This is not true, specifically the portion about Obamacare.

Not True

After review, we've found this information is Not True.

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According to reporting from the time, at least two million people were sent cancellation notices on their insurance policies after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, mostly because they didn’t meet minimum coverage requirements. Estimates from the time had that number as high as 12 million.


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