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    Myths

    LIE: Budget reconciliation is the “nuclear option”

    TRUTH: The “nuclear option” is the elimination of filibusters for judicial nominations

    LIE: A New England Journal of Medicine survey found half of doctors would quit over Obamacare

    TRUTH: Conservatives hyped an unscientific survey about the effect of Obamacare on doctors

    LIE: The Obama administration will use information from doctors to make a national database of gun owners

    TRUTH: Doctors do not have to ask patients about guns in their home

    LIE: There was no health care crisis prior to the Affordable Care Act

    TRUTH: From 2000-2007, the number of uninsured in America grew by 7 million

    LIE: Health care reform provides for euthanasia, "death panels"

    TRUTH: The “death panels” lie has been applied to many provisions of health care reform

    LIE: The use of budget reconciliation for health care reform undermined democracy

    TRUTH: Budget reconciliation requires a majority vote

    LIE: Health care reform legislation covers undocumented immigrants

    TRUTH: The health care reform law explicitly excludes undocumented immigrants, repeatedly