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The Washington Post: Outrageous AHCA Claim is False

May 16, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Washington Post fact checked yet another outrageous and unfounded claim being repeated by opponents of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), awarding it Four Pinocchios.  

From The Post:

Despite critics’ claims, the GOP health bill doesn’t classify rape or sexual assault as a preexisting condition

The notion that AHCA classifies rape or sexual assault as a preexisting condition, or that survivors would be denied coverage, is false…We always say at The Fact Checker that the more complicated the topic, the more susceptible it is to spin. Both media coverage and hyperbole among advocates are at fault for creating a misleading representation of the House GOP health bill. We wavered between Three and Four Pinocchios, but the out-of-control rhetoric and the numerous assumptions pushed us to Four Pinocchios.

Read The Washington Post’s full fact check here: https://goo.gl/GKouOV.


Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.
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