A Super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio released a TV ad today that highlights his efforts to end Obamacare.
The Conservative Solutions' ad will run on TV in Iowa and New Hampshire.
The ad states: "For all the Republican talk about dismantling the Affordable Care Act, one Republican presidential hopeful has actually done something…“Marco Rubio conceived and pushed a plan that will all but kill ObamaCare.”
It's not entirely clear from the ad, but it is a reference to Rubio's efforts last year related to something called "risk corridors" in the Affordable Care Act. In December, PolitiFact Florida fact-checked a tweet by Rubio who said "Last year, I stopped an Obamacare bailout and saved taxpayers $2.5 billion."
He was referring to risk corridors, which faced a $2.5 billion shortfall for 2014. Rubio, whose efforts to repeal risk corridors have so far failed, helped persuade Congress last year to prevent Health and Human Services from being able to cover the difference with money from its own budget. But experts said calling the program a bailout is not accurate and that he didn't necessarily save money in the long run. PolitiFact Florida rated his claim Mostly False.