Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gop Lawmakers Continue to Mislead about Aca

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gop Lawmakers Continue to Mislead about Aca

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After six years of blind rejection of the Affordable Care Act, and never proposing a plan on how to achieve affordable health care for all Americans, our elected representatives (U.S. Reps. Keith Rothfus, Mike Kelly and Bill Shuster) have finally given us a vague proposal, "alternative facts" and misleading statistics on the Affordable Care Act ("Relief From Obamacare: A Better System Ahead," Feb. 19 Forum).

On the very same day as this misleading diatribe, the Post-Gazette had an article showing that the percentage of Americans without health insurance was the lowest ever ("U.S. Uninsured Rate Hit Record Low Last Year"). It also explained why the results are less than expected: 19 Republican-led states refused to expand Medicaid, and their results are much worse than the ones that did, by almost a 2-to-1 ratio. …

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