Al Sharpton hypes 3-week-old (Mostly False) info on Texas' 'scarlet letter' bill

MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Texas wants to mark insurance cards of some Obamacare recipients with a scarlet "S" for subsidy.
MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Texas wants to mark insurance cards of some Obamacare recipients with a scarlet "S" for subsidy.

MSNBC host Al Sharpton accused Texas Republicans of trying to slap a "scarlet letter" on people who use private health insurance under Obamacare.

"The Texas Senate just approved a bill to put a special label on the insurance cards of anyone who bought a plan through Obamacare," Sharpton said on PoliticsNation on May 29. "But if those labels weren't absurd enough, anyone who receives financial assistance for insurance would have a letter 'S' on the cards, too. 'S' for subsidy."

Sharpton said critics of the move worry that it might lead hospitals and doctors to turn away patients who use tax credits to make their insurance more affordable.

But the "S" was taken out of the bill almost three weeks before Sharpton's statement. Read our full fact-check.