On Day of Huge Senate Health Care Vote, New York Times Publishes Misleading ObamaCare Article
By Tom Rogan, The Washington Examiner
Most of the time, President Trump's messages on "fake news" are illiberal, embarrassing, and suggestive of a character defect. But sometimes he has a point.
On Tuesday, a New York Times article was headlined "Insurance Company's Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn't Dead."
It concerns Centene, a health insurance company that, the article alleges, "continues to defy the Republican talking point that the individual market is collapsing."
The article makes its case by noting that Centene has just "reported significantly higher net earnings of $254 million for the three months ended June 30, compared to $170 million for the same quarter of 2016." It also references Centene CEO Michael Neidorff's claim that "marketplace business continues to be particularly strong, confirming our business-as-usual approach."