Senator Bill Cassidy can’t stop lying about his plan, even to people who know perfectly well they are going to be hurt.
At a CNN policy forum, one of its chief authors, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, did nothing to improve the bill’s outlook.
Joined by co-author Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Cassidy offered only empty falsehoods in support of his legislation.
And nowhere was this more apparent than when he lied to a 13 year-old cancer patient.
Kevin Potter and his daughter Erin have been battling against Obamacare repeal all year. Erin was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007, at age 3, and has survived two separate relapses of the cancer.
Kevin is afraid that under the Republican plan Erin would become uninsurable, and so asked Cassidy to promise she would not lose coverage.
As Shareblue reports; “Most of what Cassidy said was false. Maine’s program, started in 2011, was not true reinsurance, but a high-risk pool. Under that system, older, sicker people went in a subsidized insurance pool with the same premiums as everyone else, but way less coverage, skimping on essential benefits like maternity care. And ultimately it was Obamacare, not this program, that increased coverage rates in Maine.”