Category Archive: KHN & PolitiFact HealthCheck

On Campaign Trail, Joe Biden Highlights Nation’s Lack Of School Psychologists

School psychologists provide the first line of treatment for children with mental health issues. Quantifying the shortage depends on who’s counting.

Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

Not exactly. We found that protections for preexisting conditions for most people with job-based insurance predated the Affordable Care Act by more than a decade.

Trump’s Talk On Preexisting Conditions Doesn’t Match His Administration’s Actions

The administration’s position on a pending lawsuit to get the Affordable Care Act is one of the reasons experts said there’s cause for skepticism.

Eric Swalwell’s Tweet About Georgia’s New Abortion Restriction Only Slightly Off-Key

The claim by Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell is correct but could use more context and clarification.

Booker’s Argument For Environmental Justice Stays Within The Lines

He didn’t overstate the relationship between hazardous waste sites and birth defects and autism.

Is Insulin’s High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine?

An estimated 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes and cannot live without insulin. Sen. Kamala Harris’ claim that 1 in 4 diabetes patients cannot afford their insulin is a shockingly high number, so we decided to dig into the sparse data.

Newsom: California Leads On Prescription Drugs

  California regularly portrays itself as a national trendsetter on political issues, and Gov. Gavin Newsom is claiming that title on prescription drugs. Newsom has a plan to take on the drug industry, and at an April 17 news conference in Southern California, he declared that two other governors already want to join his effort. […]

Klobuchar Wants To Stop ‘Pay-For-Delay’ Deals That Keep Drug Prices High

It’s as shady as it sounds.

Mulvaney: Trump Brought Down Drug Prices For The First Time In 50 Years

It’s “within spitting distance of something that’s true,” said one health economist. But our fact check found it wasn’t quite there.

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