Fox & Friends lies about Obamacare being in a "death spiral"

Fox & Friends lies about Obamacare being in a "death spiral" 

It's not.

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From the July 27 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): What is going on exactly in the U.S. Senate regarding health care? Remember, so many people who are in the Senate on the Republican side ran for re-election and said, you know, if I get the chance, I will vote to repeal it, and yesterday they got their chance. And yesterday, at least six flip-flopped and went back on their promises. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): This was the clean repeal bill where you get to vote, just say we'll repeal it and in about two years we'll get around to replacing it. This is something that Rand Paul was promised, and this is what they got: a vote. And in the end, it failed miserably. I believe they ended up with 46 votes. But here's who didn't vote for it that voted for it the first time: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Senator John McCain, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. They did not want a clean repeal and a two year hiatus without a plan. We’re going to find out if they want a clean repeal and replace when they put together the so-called “skinny version” or opportunity for it to go forward and essentially it's this. Put together a version that's going to be simple and then get it to conference where the House and Senate will work out a plan. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Well you've heard of the Skinnygirl margarita? This is the skinny Obamacare. The plan is to repeal the individual mandate, the employer mandates and tax on medical devices, and it would not cut Medicaid. 

DOOCY: Right. The problem is insurers say if you don't mandate that young people buy it, you're going to go into that death spiral. Nonetheless --

KILMEADE: Which we're in now.

DOOCY: We are in it right now. And then there was that bipartisan group, five Republican governors,  five Democratic governors, they say, the skinny version? We don't like that one either.

Related:

NY Times: No, Obamacare Isn’t in a ‘Death Spiral’

Previously:

Ignoring Republican sabotage, Fox & Friends uses health care insurer withdrawal to claim Obamacare failure

Fox host suggests it might be "safest" to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan

Guide to right-wing media myths and facts about the Senate health care bill

Watch A Health Care Expert Dismantle Fox News' Claims Of An Obamacare "Death Spiral"

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