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Listen: Did Americans lack health coverage 40 years ago?

By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Louie Gohmert, the Tyler congressman, said in an interview that 40 years ago, hardly anybody had health insurance.

Not so, PolitiFact found.

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Researchers: Louis Jacobson

Names in this article: Louie Gohmert

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