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Arguing to Undo the ACA. Harming Medicare. Do They Go Hand in Hand?

“Trump is pushing to slash Medicare benefits.” — Digital and TV campaign ad, Oct. 9, 2020 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). It’s a tried-and-true campaign strategy. Candidates go on the attack, claiming their opponent will do harm to Medicare. After all, people 65 and […]

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Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With ‘Medicare for All’?

“They have 180 million people, families under what he wants to do, which will basically be socialized medicine — you won’t even have a choice — they want to terminate 180 million plans.” President Donald Trump during the presidential debate, Oct. 22, 2020 During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million […]

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Trump Says He Saved 2 Million Lives From COVID. Really?

“We saved 2 million people” from dying of COVID-19.” President Donald Trump, during the Oct. 15 town hall on NBC News This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed to have saved 2 million lives from COVID-19 through his actions to […]

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No, the WHO Didn’t Change Its Lockdown Stance or ‘Admit’ Trump Was Right

“The World Health Organization just admitted that I was right. Lockdowns are killing countries all over the world. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself.” President Donald Trump, in a tweet, Oct. 12 This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). On Monday, President Donald […]

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Biden’s in the Ballpark on How Many People Have Preexisting Conditions

“There’s 100 million people that have pre-existing conditions.” — Former Vice President Joe Biden, during the Sept. 29 presidential debate This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). The first minutes of Tuesday’s presidential debate immediately turned to how President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

Protecting people with preexisting medical conditions is an issue that has followed President Donald Trump his entire first term. Now, Trump has signed an executive order that he says locks in coverage regardless of anyone’s health history. “Any health care reform legislation that comes to my desk from Congress must protect the preexisting conditions or […]

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Cory Gardner’s Bill Has as Much to Do With Politics as Preexisting Conditions

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said he authored legislation “to guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions — no matter what happens to Obamacare.” — In a tweet on Sept. 15 Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions. In a […]

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Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president in a 70-minute speech from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night. Speaking to a friendly crowd that didn’t appear to be observing social distancing conventions, […]

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Trump Again Claims He’s Bringing Down Drug Prices, But Details of How Are Skimpy

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump has long considered lowering the high cost of prescription drugs to be one of his signature issues, and it is likely to be a talking point he relies on throughout the upcoming campaign. During his afternoon […]

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Democratic Convention, Night 4: ‘Facts Over Fiction’ in Biden’s Speech

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). In a near-empty arena on the river in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, former Vice President Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president, promising hope over fear, fairness over privilege, love over hate. And, he said, “Facts over […]