The administration tweeted a chart that shows the Senate Republican health care bill increases Medicaid funding. The line moves up, so it must be true, right? Well, it depends on what you compare to. The original simply compares over time — against the past. Vox compared it against what spending would be under current law.
Misleading Medicaid funding with the baseline
People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.