Ask FactCheck: Week ending Aug. 28

August 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

August 28, 2009

Q: What type of health insurance do members of Congress receive? Is it a single-payer, government-run system?

A: Members of Congress are covered by private insurance under the same system that covers all federal workers.

Q: Did Obama ignore the question when asked if he'd give up his own coverage and switch to a proposed new "universal" plan?

A: Obama wasn't asked that question, as wrongly claimed in a chain e-mail. And he responded at length to the question he was actually asked.

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