'Special Report' Panel Fact Checks Obama's Statements About Health Care

This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Bret Baier" from August 12, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors. AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare.

JOHN ROTHER, AARP: On behalf of our members, I think it's important that we continue to say in public and to the president, no, we have not yet endorsed it.

ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: They have been supportive of comprehensive health care reform for a long time. They have not, as they said, endorsed a specific piece of legislation.

QUESTION: So you weren't trying to mislead anyone?

GIBBS: No, no.