In Heated Health Debate, Facts Are Taking A Back Seat
Media outlets fact check claims from both sides.
The Washington Post Fact Checker:
What You Need To Know About Preexisting Conditions In The Senate GOP Health Plan
As with the House version that passed in May, Democrats have criticized the impact that the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), would have on people with preexisting medical conditions. They argue that the BCRA would no longer protect Americans with preexisting conditions, despite the bill’s explicit ban on states waiving coverage based on preexisting conditions. Yet a Republican opponent of the bill criticized it for not repealing the protection enough. What is going on? ... here’s our guide to the debate over preexisting conditions in the Senate bill. (Lee, 6/28)
The Associated Press Fact Check:
Warped Reality In Health Debate
The superheated argument over the Republican drive to overhaul health care has not been the finest moment for accuracy. Here's a sampling of claims from both sides as Senate Republicans struggle to revive their stalled legislation. (Woodward and Drinkard, 6/29)