Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio stated on June 26, 2019 in comments made during the first Democratic presidential primary debate: "It matters that we nominate a candidate who saw the destruction wrought by a broken health care system and gave people universal health care. … These things really matter. And these are the things that I've done in New York." Bill de Blasio stated on June 23, 2016 in a press conference at New York City Hall.: Says "220,000 New Yorkers would have immediately benefitted had President Obama’s executive action been affirmed. So almost a quarter million of our fellow New Yorkers who are hurting right now whose rights and opportunities were taken away by the Supreme Court."