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Iowans are bombarded with political claims on TV, radio or in the mail. The Gazette’s Fact Checker team hashes out some of those claims in our podcast. We argue a little, laugh a lot and eventually settle on a grade.
In a TV ad airing in Cedar Rapids and across the U.S., a pharmaceutical trade organization claims that proposed legislation to allow the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on the cost of drugs would mean Medicare patients won’t be able to access the medications they need. But is that true?
State and local governments across the nation are contemplating how to spend their shares of funding allocated through the federal American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill intended to support the public health response and lay a foundation for an equitable economic recovery.