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Oregon Doctor GOP Senate Candidate's Health Plan Plagiarized From Karl Rove Group's Survey

Very strange.

Posted on September 16, 2014, at 6:10 p.m. ET

Monica Wehby / Via Facebook: monicafororegon

Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby's original health plan appears to have been plagiarized from a survey done for Karl Rove's group Crossroads USA on health care reform.

Wehby's plan has since been stripped from her website but a link to it from her website still leads to her copied plan.

Rove's group's survey came out June 2013, while Wehby's plan was from November of that year.

"The suggestion that a pediatric neurosurgeon needs to copy a health care

plan from American Crossroads is absurd," a Wehby campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News. "Dr. Wehby is too busy performing brain surgery on sick children to respond, sorry."

Wehby is a pediatric neurosurgeon.

On purchasing health care, here's Crossroads:

Allow people to purchase health insurance coverage with pre-tax dollars, so that they can have an insurance policy they own and can keep if they change jobs.

And here's Wehby:

Allow EVERYONE to purchase health insurance with pre-tax dollars so they own the policy and can keep it if they change jobs.

On health savings accounts, here's Crossroads:

Expand HSAs that allow people to save money tax-free for use on out-of-pocket medical expenses."

And here's Wehby:

Expand Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, which allow people to save money tax-free for use on out-of pocket expenses."

On purchasing health care across state lines, here's Crossroads:

"Allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines to increase the number of options in the marketplace."

And here's Wehby:

Allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines to increase the number of options in the marketplace.

On exchanges, here's Crossroads:

Allow the new health insurance exchanges to sell cheaper catastrophic coverage policies that cover major expenses but not routine care making them more affordable for young and lower income people."

And here's Wehby:

Allow the exchanges to sell less expensive catastrophic plans that cover major expenses but not routine care."

On eliminating medial device taxes, here's Crossroads:

Eliminate the new tax on medical devices like pacemakers, MRIs, and ultrasound machines to lower costs and help American manufacturing."

And here's Wehby:

"Eliminate the new 2.3% excise tax on medical devices (pacemakers, MRIs, US machines, braces) to preserve medical innovation and help American manufacturing."

Here's Crossroads' survey:

Crossroads USA / Via crossroadsgps.org
Crossroads USA / Via crossroadsgps.org

Here's Wehby's plan:

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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