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Democratic Senator Blames “Fake News” for Obamacare Failing

Sen. Blumenthal forgets the ‘fake news’ Democrats have spread regarding the American Health Care Act.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) blamed the failure of Obamacare markets on “fake news” from the Trump administration during a press conference on Thursday.

“The Trump administration is peddling fake news and falsehoods to cause the [Affordable Care Act] to explode and implode,” Blumenthal declared.

Blumenthal continued, “the fake news they are using and the falsehoods they are peddling involve women’s health care particularly.”

It would appear that Blumenthal forgot it was the Democrat-leaning advocacy group Ultraviolet that The Washington Post‘s fact checkers called out for spreading ‘fake news’ about the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Ultraviolet had claimed that the AHCA would make being a rape survivor a pre-existing condition. The Washington Post‘s fact-checkers gave Ultraviolet’s claim four Pinocchios, the paper’s highest rating, and said it was “false” and a product of “out-of-control rhetoric.”

In Blumenthal’s home state of Connecticut, the average rate for health insurance increased drastically in 2017, with individuals seeing a 25 percent increase, and 13 percent for small groups.

In 2016, UnitedHealthcare left the Obamacare exchanges in Connecticut, leaving the state with only two health insurers providers.

Meanwhile, the lies Democrats have told the American people about Obamacare are well-documented. Some of the best-known lies Democrats told the American people about Obamacare include: ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,’ ‘if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’ and that premiums and deductibles will go down under Obamacare.

Blumenthal’s claims that Republican “fake news” is responsible for the failure of Obamacare exchanges doesn’t hold up in the light of day.