How we make the call
Truth Squad assigns five ratings to the political statements we review, in descending levels of accuracy:
"Fees on nursing-home beds?" a sad-faced woman asks the camera in this anti-Mark Schauer ad made by the Republican Governors Association. It turns out the bed fee was used to leverage additional federal Medicaid money and increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes. So the institutions actually got back more money than they paid out. What's more, the fee was extended by Gov. Rick Snyder, ostensibly the candidate this ad was supporting. Ms. Sad Face never tells us that.