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Fact Check: Where does Kamala Harris stand on health care?

Claim: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris consistently talk about mandates and not just mandates with the coronavirus but a government takeover of health care,” Vice President Mike Pence said during his debate Wednesday with Sen. Kamala Harris.

Rating: Mostly false

Details: Harris’ position on health care coverage has often been murky since she became a senator in January 2017, but she no longer supports Medicare for All.

In August 2017, she enthusiastically backed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan. “I intend to co-sponsor the Medicare for All bill because it’s just the right thing to do,” she tweeted.

In 2019, she began her run for the Democratic presidential nomination and told a CNN town hall in January “I believe the solution – and I actually feel very strongly about this – is that we need to have Medicare for all. That’s just the bottom line.”

Her support for

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Falsehoods on Ohio Economy, Health Care | Political News

By TOM KRISHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump made exaggerated claims about economic gains in northeastern Ohio and falsely accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to provide free health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally in a spate of events aimed at promoting his administration’s record.

Speaking Monday as he showed off an electric pickup truck to be produced in Lordstown, Ohio, by a new company, Lordstown Motors, Trump said the area 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Cleveland was devastated when General Motors closed a small-car assembly plant in 2019, but now it’s booming.

The area isn’t booming.

Separately, Trump asserted that Biden wanted to foment uncontrolled immigration by offering free health care to people here illegally. Biden has proposed no such thing.

Trump repeated that claim in recent days at events in Pennsylvania

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsehoods on Ohio economy, health care


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump made exaggerated claims about economic gains in northeastern Ohio and falsely accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to provide free health care to immigrants

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s falsehood on Biden’s health care plan

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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington.

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Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump took aim at Democratic rival Joe Biden on health care, accusing the former vice president of wanting to foment uncontrolled immigration by offering free health care to people who don’t have legal authorization to be in the country. But Trump’s volley missed its mark because Biden has proposed no such thing.

Trump repeated the claim in recent days at events in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, where he was trying to blunt criticism of his own record on health care, including his administration’s latest attempt to bring down the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

A look at his statements:

TRUMP: “Now Biden is pledging to give federal health care to illegal aliens, which is decimating Medicare. Just so you understand,

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s dubious claims on health care, court

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa.

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President Donald Trump isn’t providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional.

Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the Supreme Court, which is hearing his challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Trump asserts that “far cheaper” and “much better” plans will replace the Obama-era law. He also points to a new executive order offering protections. But his claims are illusory.

Various GOP bills, in fact, have been seen over the years as providing less than what “Obamacare” already provided, and it’s unlikely an executive order will have much effect.

In a momentous past week, Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s dubious claims on health care, court


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional.

Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the Supreme Court, which is hearing his challenge to the Affordable Care Act,

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