Reuters Has Problem with Counting Uninsured

Want to know the correct number of uninsured? Don’t turn to Reuters. In the July 22 article “Congress Making ‘Great Progress’ on Healthcare-Pelosi” Reuters reported that “President Barack Obama will hold a prime-time news conference to push for the healthcare overhaul, which he hopes will drive down costs and extend healthcare coverage to most of the 46 million uninsured Americans.” This sets up the health care debate with inaccurate statistics for their readers.

Reuters’ choice of “46 million Americans” parrots a presidential talking point, but is off by at least 10 million people.