• Politicspot pie chart

    Bad Chart Thursday: From 0 to Pot Pie in 5 Charts

    I had so many terrible charts to choose from this week that it seemed a shame not to share them all, so here’s a quick rundown of my favorite data visualization fails this month, starting with the least egregious and working toward the worst chart ever to grace this site’s pixels. First up are a couple of charts that aren’t…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: GOP Obamacare Chart Makes Case for . . . Obamacare

    Last week, Politico shared the internal GOP policy brief for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a brief that inadvertently makes a pretty good case for not repealing the ACA at all. No where is this better illustrated than in this chart: The source is given as the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, a group lobbying for…

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    ACA Replacement Plans: Your Money or Your Life, Part 2

    GOP replacement plans are likely to be much more expensive for millions of Americans with little if any benefit. This article dives into how the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on January 23 in the Senate, sets up health insurance “access” in a way that adds unnecessary expenses and increases insurance costs and fees—all for much higher financial and…

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    ACA Replacement Plans: Your Money or Your Life, Part 1

    GOP replacement plans for Obamacare do not live up to claims of protecting people with pre-existing conditions, prohibiting health status discrimination, prohibiting lifetime or annual limits, reducing costs for consumers, and many other promises. This is true for every plan proposed so far, but in this article, I focus on the bill introduced in the US Senate on Monday, January…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: Healthcare Spin

    You know what would make this feature easy to write? Just basically reprinting every chart Fox News creates on any topic ever. Our own DrRubidium recently shared the latest, originally reported on Media Matters: the VAST GULF between predicted enrollees in Obamacare and actual enrollees as of March 27. Holy hell, would you look at the huge difference in size…

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    ICYMI: September 23 – September 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! It’s Monday! Time to get out of bed, put on your grown-up pants, and catch up on what you missed on the Skepchick Network last week. Teen Skepchick Why You Shouldn’t Go to College (Unless You Know What You’re Doing) Ali argues that you shouldn’t use a 4-year university to explore your career options. Morality, It Exists? Elly posits…

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