Pat Toomey took his criticism of Obama's health care reform bill just a bit too far last week, to the delight of Democrats.
The Democratic National Committee is sending around a link to this Bucks County Courier Times story, in which the newly minted senator is found to be wrong on the bill pushing companies to drop insurance.
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he "misspoke" last week when he claimed the nearly year-old federal health reform law has already forced "many" businesses to eliminate employee health insurance.
At a Monday meeting with the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board, Toomey made the claim while criticizing the Affordable Care Act, which he wants repealed. When asked, he promised to provide a list of companies dropping health insurance or requesting exemptions from the act.
What he found was that no such government list exists of companies dropping health insurance for employees.
His spokeswoman did provide e-mails that link to a government list of companies that have received waivers from annual coverage limits, two news articles on the subject and a conservative think tank's report.
Toomey makes the claim about one minute into the Courier-Times video below: