NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most wildly popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AP Explains: Why the sick will face coverage problems

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY , AP Health Writer

House repeal of 'Obamacare' hands hot potato to wary Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming it survives.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM , Associated Press