Latest True Fact-checks in Health Care Chuck Grassley stated on January 14, 2021 in a tweet: Insulin prices have "gone THRU THE ROOF for patients/taxpayers bc of manufacturer, health plan & PBM biz practices." Michael Burgess stated on September 19, 2020 in a tweet: “In the last 10 years less than half of adults in the U.S. received a flu shot.” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on August 26, 2020 in a TV ad.: Nick Freitas “supports a plan letting insurance companies deny coverage for preexisting conditions like asthma or diabetes.” M.J. Hegar stated on July 22, 2020 in a speech: Says 1 in 5 Texans did not have health insurance coverage before the pandemic, and now “nearly 1 in 3 Texans under the age of 65 don’t have access to health care insurance.” Public Citizen stated on June 29, 2020 in a tweet: “Taxpayers spent $70,000,000 to develop this drug ( remdesivir)." Mike Gallagher stated on June 25, 2020 in a TV interview: "The average family in America forks over more of their hard-earned income to their local hospital than to the IRS.” Planned Parenthood stated on March 4, 2020 in news release: "If Roe is overturned, Wisconsin has a law on the books that would immediately make abortion a crime.” Jamie Nadler stated on April 14, 2020 in a newspaper interview: “Small trials” to test convalescent plasma therapy for coronavirus patients “seem to have had some degree of success.” Barack Obama stated on April 14, 2020 in his online video endorsement of Joe Biden for president: Republicans “have shown themselves willing to cut millions off their health insurance and eliminate preexisting condition protections for millions more, even in the middle of this public health crisis." Facebook posts stated on March 31, 2020 in a Facebook post: “On February 7, the WHO warned about the limited stock of PPE. That same day, the Trump administration announced it was sending 18 tons of masks, gowns and respirators to China.” Elizabeth Warren stated on January 26, 2020 in comments made while campaigning in Davenport, Iowa.: "The president of the United States already has the legal authority to reduce the price of many commonly used prescription drugs." Michael Bloomberg stated on January 1, 2020 in a television ad: "Mayor Bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40 percent, covering 700,000 more New Yorkers" Bernie Sanders stated on January 14, 2020 in comments about his "Medicare for All" plan during the January Democratic presidential debate.: "We end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes." Elizabeth Warren stated on December 19, 2019 in comments made during the December Democratic presidential primary debate.: "Last year, 36 million Americans didn’t have a prescription filled because they couldn’t afford it." Andrew Yang stated on December 19, 2019 in comments during the December Democratic presidential primary debate.: "If you're a black woman, you're 320% more likely to die from complications in childbirth." Elizabeth Warren stated on November 4, 2019 in in an Instagram post: "If we make no changes over the next 10 years, Americans will reach into their pockets and pay out about $11 trillion on insurance premiums, copays, deductibles and uncovered medical expenses." Pete Buttigieg stated on October 15, 2019 in a Democratic presidential debate: Americans "say that what they want is a choice" to join a single-payer system like Medicare rather than ending private insurance. Elizabeth Warren stated on July 11, 2019 in a public forum: "The law says that mental health must be treated the same as physical health," but coverage by health insurers is unequal. Tammy Baldwin stated on June 24, 2019 in a tweet: "More Americans are uninsured today than when (President Donald) Trump took office." Scott Walker stated on May 30, 2019 in a tweet: "Wisconsin is a Top 10 state for health care coverage." Mark Pocan stated on April 30, 2019 in a tweet: "The United States is the ONLY industrialized country without universal healthcare." Seth Moulton stated on June 2, 2019 in a CNN town hall: "The VA negotiates prescription drug prices. Medicare doesn't do that." Kirsten Gillibrand stated on May 10, 2019 in a campaign stop: "I actually in 2005 ran on Medicare for all." Amy Klobuchar stated on April 22, 2019 in a CNN town hall event for Democratic presidential candidates: "Big pharmaceuticals pay off — they literally pay off — generics to keep the prices and the competition off the market." West Virginia Democratic Party stated on April 1, 2019 in a tweet: The Affordable Care Act "provided over 200,000 West Virginians with health care coverage." Shelia Stubbs stated on March 12, 2019 in a public forum: "Wisconsin (has) the highest infant mortality rate for black babies nationwide." John Bucy III stated on March 27, 2019 in the Texas House: "Right now, 1 in 4 Texas women of reproductive age are uninsured, totaling 1.5 million Texas women." Richard Ojeda stated on October 24, 2018 in a video posted to Facebook: "We have lost more lives in the last two years" due to opioids "than all of the lives lost during the Vietnam War." Jon Tester stated on October 10, 2018 in in an ad: "Matt Rosendale supports plans that don’t have to cover (pre-existing conditions)." Joe Manchin stated on August 23, 2018 in a news release: "Black lung cases are at a 25-year high."