Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt recently wrote a letter explaining why he supported the repeal of Obamacare to a constituent, who was concerned about the results of the 2016 election. The only problem: Blunt’s facts were a bit misleading.
The investigative news outlet ProPublica fact-checked Blunt’s letter, after the constituent sent it to the newsroom. ProPublica discovered problems and misleading claims, including a stat that more than 4.7 million Americans had their health care plans canceled by the end of 2013. The number is more like 2.6 million. Read more on their findings here.
Starting today, Vox is partnering with ProPublica, Kaiser Health News, and Stat to expand on this work. We want to find out, and fact-check, what members of Congress are saying to their constituents about the future of the Affordable Care Act.
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