Here’s one mistake from last Friday’s Q&A, which has been all-the-rage this last weekend.
Rep. Tom Price said (emphasis mine):
Mr. President, multiple times from your administration there have come statements that Republicans have no ideas and no solutions, in spite of that fact that we’ve offered, as demonstrated today, positive solutions to all of the challenges we face, including energy and the economy and health care. Specifically, in the area of health care, this bill, H.R. 3400, that has more cosponsors than any health care bill in the House.
He’s correct that HR 3400, the Republican proposal for health care reform, has more co-sponsors than the Democrats’ bill. But he is incorrect that it has more co-sponsors than any health care bill in the House. Know which health care bill has more?
HR 676. The United States National Health Care Act or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. It’s a bill for single-payer insurance.
It has 87 co-sponsors.
Since the Republicans are obviously proud of their number of co-sponsors, I’m sure they are going to be impressed by this fact. I’m also going to assume that Rep. Price isn’t lying, and that he just doesn’t know. I’ll look forward to his correcting the record. And I’ll look forward to the media reporting any of this to anyone.