Fox News’ Obamacare graphic only slightly skewed

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A graphic is only useful and accurate if it’s done with the proper proportions. Fox News apparently missed the memo.

A quick glance at this one, which aired Monday during “America’s Newsroom” makes it appear that the Obama administration fell significantly short of its March 31 goal for the Affordable Care Act … by about 66 percent. In fact, that’s not even close to true.

In reality, here’s what the chart should have looked like, when done correctly:

While the Congressional Budget Office originally set a goal of 7 million people signing up, but did revise it to 6 million after the troubled rollout. So it looks like Fox News got that wrong as well.

h/t: Talking Points Memo

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