"They're Cutting Medicare To Pay For This"
GOP candidate Vicky Hartzler divided her conversation about healthcare into 2 parts: Problems with the Democratic proposals and potential solutions.
WATCH ABOVE: Hartzler said among her concerns include the cost of the plan, the possibility of the government option and mandating employers to cover employees. She also said those who want simple "bare-bones plans" would lose some choices, and voiced concern about federal money paying for abortions. Most neutral observers have found that abortions would not be directly paid for in the bill because of the Hyde Amendment.
FACT CHECK: POLITIFACT on AUG 7th WROTE: "But while it appears likely the plan would allow for the coverage of abortions, we don't see anything in the plans that would require taxpayers to foot the bill for that. In fact, in a key version of the bill — the one passed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee — members went to great pains to include an amendment to ensure that federal money is not used for abortion coverage."
WATCH BELOW: Hartzler's solutions to the healthcare crisis include passing medical malpractice reform, boosting transparency and allowing people to gain access to health insurance plans across state lines.