Fact Checker: Trump’s Mixed Up Obamacare Calendar
The Associated Press looks at Donald Trump's claims that the administration plans to keep consumers in the dark about premium increases for 2017 until after the election.
The Associated Press Fact Checker:
Trumped-Up Charge On 'Obamacare' Premiums
Donald Trump says the Obama administration plans to keep consumers in the dark about premium increases for 2017 under the president's health care law — for political reasons. But the administration says next year's sign-up season is going forward on schedule, and insurers say they've seen no indication of a delay. "The numbers are coming out, right now, the numbers are scheduled to come out on November 1. The increases are going to be so large that everybody is going to vote for Donald Trump. It's a catastrophe," the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said Wednesday at a rally in Sacramento. (6/3)
In other news, the Susan B. Anthony list is campaigning aggressively against Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in the North Carolina primary —
Opposed By Anti-Abortion Groups, Ellmers Faces Uphill Primary Climb
Rep. Renee Ellmers may become only the second incumbent House member to lose a primary in this election cycle, owing to a rift with social conservatives that traces back to the Republican House member’s one-time opposition to the 20-week abortion ban. (Haberkorn, 6/2)