WaPo Gives Kamala Harris Four Pinocchios for False Claim on GOP Health Care Bill

The Washington Post fact checker gave Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) four Pinocchios for claiming that 129 million people with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance coverage under the House Republican health care plan, indicating the paper found her statement to be false.

Harris tweeted on May 4 that the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare that passed the House last week, will “destroy lives” and lead health insurers to deny coverage to millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions if it becomes law.

The Post on Wednesday fact checked Harris’ claim and originally gave it three Pinocchios, meaningthe statement is “mostly false,” but later updated its rating to four Pinocchios, the lowest mark possible. The paper had initially focused on the “129 million” number but ignored the second part of Harris’ tweet, that people “could be denied coverage,” which changed the rating….

Source: WaPo Gives Kamala Harris Four Pinocchios for False Claim on GOP Health Care Bill

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