Sunday, July 19, 2009

Media Matters Daily Summary 07-19-09

Gregory lets McConnell mischaracterize CBO analysis of health bill's effect on uninsured
David Gregory did not challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell's claim that "according to CBO," the House Democrats' health care proposal does not "dramatically ... decrease the number of uninsured." In fact, CBO stated that the committee bill "would yield a significant increase in the number of Americans with health insurance." Read More

CBS' Smith advanced falsehood that Dems are taxing small businesses to fund health bill
CBS News' Harry Smith misrepresented the House Democrats' health care reform proposal, saying that one idea to fund the bill will result in "putting a very tough tax on small business owners." In fact, businesses with annual payrolls of less than $250,000 would not face a penalty for failing to providing health insurance. Read More

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