March 16, 2017 by Chris Kite
I’m going to combine two lies into one, since they cover the same subject and are substantially the same. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told two blatant lies about Obamacare on March 12, 2017. First he said:
“It’s there. Anybody can read it. Folks watching on television now can go online and read what the bill is. They can watch the committee hearings. Those are things that were dramatically missing in Obamacare.”
That is absolutely not true. There were months of debate and hearings. The bills were talked about constantly on cable and network news as well as in print and all over the internet. The final bill was introduced on October 29 and was not voted on until November 7. So this is absolutely a lie!
He also lied about hearings. And to make matters worse, he didn’t even get the number of hearings for the Obamacare replacement right!
“We already had two committee hearings, which I believe is two more than Obamacare had in the House.”
There were, in fact, 20 house hearings on the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Many were televised on CSPAN. There have actually been seven hearings related to the Obamacare replacement legislation. So far, there have been 13 more hearings for the original Affordable Care Act than for the Obamacare replacement bill.