The lying left's sick lies about healthcare reform
Television stations are running a gut-wrenching ad showing a newborn clinging to life with an oxygen mask. Don’t fall for it: The Save My Care ad is loaded with lies, claiming the ObamaCare repeal bill passed in the House will deprive cancer patients and pregnant women of affordable coverage.Democrats appear desperate to save a failing Obamacare. What is needed is a strong counterattack like this one to hit back at their false and misleading statements and further damage their credibility.
Never mind facts. Democrats and media allies are resorting to shock value to defeat repeal — staging funerals with caskets and predicting massive deaths if the bill becomes law.
Boston Globe columnist Michael Jeffries says the bill takes “health services away from disabled children, women who give birth and survivors of rape and sexual assault.” All untrue.
Senior Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald tweets that he hopes “every GOPr who voted 4 TrumpCare sees a family member get long term condition, lose insurance die.” Don’t rely on him for a straight story.
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel tearfully warns that newborns with heart defects won’t survive if their parents are poor. Not even close. Here are the facts:
Does the GOP bill abandon people with pre-existing conditions? No.
Save My Care’s ad falsely claims the House bill “makes coverage completely unaffordable for people with pre-existing conditions.” In fact, it protects people with pre-existing conditions with a $138 billion 10-year federal fund that will pay the lion’s share of their medical costs.
Indeed, the House bill is fairer than ObamaCare, which foisted the entire cost of their care on people stuck in the individual market, forcing healthy buyers to pay the same premiums as sick folks who use ten times more care.