May 18, 2017

For Second Straight Week Nancy Pelosi Is Untruthful About Health Care Reform

Last week, America Rising documented that Democratic leaders have been lying left and right about Obamacare and what the AHCA would do when it replaces Obamacare. One of those Democratic leaders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is back this week with another fact check that shows she’s misleading the American people on health care reform.

On Tuesday, Pelosi shamefully said that the AHCA would cost seven million veterans tax credits. The Washington Post considered Pelosi’s claim, and to no one’s surprise gave it Three Pinocchios:

“Pelosi states in broad, certain terms that 7 million veterans will lose premium tax credits for themselves and their dependents under the Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare. But in reality, it’s not so certain. Republicans have stressed that they want current protections to remain, even if Obamacare is repealed; it’s an issue only because of the parliamentary tactics they have chosen. They’re now taking steps to turn the current IRS protections into law. And even if current regulations don’t carry over, the universe of people affected by this change likely is not the full 7 million. There already are people within that 7 million population who don’t qualify for the tax credit because they have another form of insurance.”

Pelosi’s “broad” statements show that she’s more interested in scoring political points than evaluating the AHCA. If Democrats’ continue to follow Pelosi’s lead, more of these awful fact checks holding Democrats accountable are sure to follow.