In Context: How the White House Edited an AP Story About Health Coverage

On July 10, 2017, the White House press office sent a blast email titled, "New Survey Shows United States Uninsured Population Grew by 2 Million This Year." The email (also posted on the White House website) referred to an Associated Press article published earlier that day. The article detailed new findings by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which tracks insurance coverage nationally and is released months before official federal data. The article was headlined, "Survey: U.S. Uninsured Up by 2M This Year as Gains Erode," which was in line with what the White House chose as its title. As we read … >>More
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