Over 60 million Americans tuned into the second presidential debate last Sunday, and during that debate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off against one another on healthcare. The two candidates exchanged barbs that left many Americans wondering whether Obamacare is a rip-off or a rip-roaring success. Read on to see what the candidates said and find out whether what they said is true or false.
Claim No. 1:
"Healthcare is going up by numbers that are astronomical: 68 percent, 59 percent, 71 percent." -- Donald Trump.
According to Kaiser Family Foundation the average cost of the second lowest priced silver metal plan, also known as the benchmark plan that is used to set subsidies, will see its price increase 9% next year. That's significantly higher than the 2% increase for these plans this year, but it's south of the figures provided by Trump.