YIKES: Gardner Called Out For Debate Health Care Lies As A Fifth Independent Fact Checker Shreds His “Laughable” Stunt Bill
Denver 7: Gardner’s stunt bill “is “misleading,” with health care experts calling it “a political statement, not a legitimate piece of legislation” and “absolutely would not protect people with pre-existing conditions”
Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner was slammed for continuing to peddle his lies about protecting people with pre-existing conditions in Colorado’s first U.S. Senate debate last night. Gardner’s stunt health care bill — that has been debunked by health care experts and five independent fact–checkers — was immediately called out for the election year stunt it is. Take a look:
AP: “Gardner has tied to defend his votes by pointing to a 117-page bill he wrote that says it protects pre-existing conditions, but legal experts call a political stunt.”
The Colorado Sun: “[Gardner] also trumpeted his bill to protect preexisting conditions despite numerous independent analysis showing that it would not do so… Hickenlooper called the legislation “the cruelest lie of all is the fact that Cory Gardner is going to sit here and say he has a plan that’s going to protect preexisting conditions.”
9News’ Kyle Clark: “Gardner bragging that he wrote his own *eight-line* bill cracked me up. Was it triple spaced with size 36 font and 4” margins? I wrote some of those in college, too.”
Meanwhile, Denver 7 became the fifth independent fact-checker to shred Gardner’s stunt bill, saying it’s “misleading” and actually “guarantees very little” for people with pre-existing conditions. A nonpartisan health care expert from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says it’s “a political statement, not a legitimate piece of legislation” and “absolutely would not protect people with pre-existing conditions.” Denver 7 also calls out Gardner’s record of crusading against the Affordable Care Act and voting to “eliminate this same coverage” he is now trying to say he protects.
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Gardner — who has opposed protections for people with pre-existing conditions and voted at least 13 times to repeal, gut, or defund the ACA — has upped his crusade against Coloradans’ health care after he caved to pressure from Trump and “flip-flopped” on his own 2016 commitment, pledging to confirm a known critic of the ACA to the Supreme Court. The Court is scheduled to hear the GOP’s lawsuit to overturn the ACA — which Gardner supports — on November 10th, one week after the election.