October 29, 2018 Press Releases

Washington Post Fact Check Says Faso “Peddling a Falsehood” 

Faso has been called out by the Washington Post for trying to deceive and mislead voters on his vote to gut guaranteed protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

From the Washington Post: “Republicans are twisting an unrelated fact check and are misleading voters. We have found at least seven politicians who have done this.”

John Faso is one of them. 

The fact check refers to the total number of people with preexisting conditions, not whether the bill harmed them. It was also published before the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that states could use waivers to allow insurance companies to charge sky high premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, like cancer or diabetes, and result in spiraling costs for their healthcare coverage. And according to this report, the bill Faso voted for did not provide enough funding for states to aid people who could not afford insurance.

What Faso also fails to mention is that the same report from the CBO found that in states that sought the waivers — estimated to contain about one-sixth of the U.S. population — people might end up being priced out of the market.

The Washington Post accuses Faso of “cherry-picking” facts and ignoring critical analysis about his vote to take away healthcare. 

From the Washington Post: “These lawmakers have been put on notice that they are peddling a falsehood — and politicians who care about their reputation should acknowledge they made a mistake and offer an apology.

Instead, they apparently believe it is politically advantageous to continue to deceive the voters in their districts.”

“Faso is lying at every turn in this campaign and has now been called out by a national publication for attempting to mislead voters. He can’t defend his vote to leave people with pre-existing conditions vulnerable to huge, unaffordable costs for life-saving care,” said Delgado for Congress Campaign Manager Allyson Marcus. “So, he continues to lie and attempts to mislead his own constituents. People here deserve better.”