GOP Peddles ANOTHER Fake Obamacare ‘Horror’ Story During State Of The Union Response: Is This The Best They Can Do?


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During one of several GOP responses to President Obama’s State of the Union Address this week, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) told the story of a woman named ‘Bette,’ who according to Rodgers, had written her a letter stating that she had “hoped the president’s healthcare law would save her money – but found out instead that her premiums were going up nearly $700 a month.” The lesson, according to Rodgers: “This law is not working.”

After hearing the story of ‘Bette in Spokane,’ her hometown newspaper, the Spokesman-Review, tracked her down to find out more details about Bette’s story. Not surprisingly, once all of the facts came out, Rodgers’ account of this supposed ‘Obamacare horror story’ turned out to be nothing more than another misleading and erroneous scare tactic. Why is this so unsurprising? Because the GOP has been doing the same thing for months now, all in an attempt…

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