Fact Checking The GOP’s Health Care Claims | NBC Nightly News


MEDICAID.
OUR WHITE HOUSE
CORRESPONDENT KRISTEN WELKER HAS MORE.
>>Reporter: THE
SENATE SHOWDOWN OVER HEALTH CARE REFORM IS
SHIFTING INTO FULL
GEAR. A GROUP OF 13
REPUBLICANS STARTING
FROM SCRATCH. >>WELL, WE’LL HAVE TO
SATISFY 51 SENATORS
AND I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW LONG THAT’S GOING
TO TAKE.
>>Reporter: THE STAKES COULDN’T BE
HIGHER.
>>CONGRESSWOMAN — >>Reporter: WITH ADS
ALREADY AIRING,
TARGETING 24 HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED
FOR THE BILL.
TONIGHT, NEW SCRUTINY ON THE MOST
CONTROVERSIAL MEASURES
INCLUDING PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.
>>WE THINK IT WILL BE
MORE AFFORDABLE. >>Reporter: THE
REALITY THOSE WITH
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS COULD PAY
MORE.
WITH STATES ALLOWED TO OPT OUT OF COVERING
THEM.
ALTHOUGH THE BILL DOES PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL
$8 BILLION OVER FIVE
YEARS TO LOWER SOME COSTS.
THEN THERE’S THIS
CLAIM. NO ONE WILL BE HURT BY
THE DECISION TO CUT
$800 BILLION FROM MEDICAID.
>>THE MEDICAID SYSTEM
ISN’T WORKING. >>Reporter: BUT THE
REALITY — ACCORDING
TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE, A CUT
OF $880 BILLION WOULD
RESULT IN 14 MILLION FEWER ENROLLEES.
ALL OF IT HAPPENING AS
FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA GIVES HIS MOST
EXTENSIVE DEFENSE OF
OBAMACARE SINCE LEAVING OFFICE.
>>I HOPE THEY
UNDERSTAND THAT COURAGE MEANS NOT
SIMPLY DOING WHAT IS
POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT, BUT DOING WHAT THEY
BELIEVE DEEP IN THEIR
HEARTS.

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