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Debbie Wasserman Schultz mischaracterizes Ryan budget plan, PolitiFact finds

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the Medicare proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would "allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions."

PolitiFact rules False. They write: "Wasserman Schultz is free to criticize the Ryan plan on any number of grounds, but in her comment, she went too far. Both the budget plan that passed the House and its predecessor, Ryan-Rivlin, specifically noted that coverage could not be prevented by a pre-existing condition. It may be easier to say you'll bar "cherry picking" patients than it is to put it into practice, but Ryan has made his intentions consistently clear."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:05pm]


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