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
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Wealthy Percentiles Rising
The rich continue to get richer, and everyone else either only kind of earns more or stays where they’re at.
Multiple Causes of Death
There’s a 6 percent figure from the CDC that could be easily misinterpreted. Here’s what it means.