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Although he has many competitors, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is second to none in distorting the facts about health care reform. In just the past two months, he has repeated false claims about the bills under consideration, including the statements that the bills do not cover all Americans and that proposed insurance reforms are limited to preventing discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. But it’s not hard to understand why Sen. Burr would fudge the truth: he has received significant campaign contributions from a health insurance industry desperately opposed to any changes to the status quo. Read more >