Man­date struck down … oh wait. Hold on a minute

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS -

Like ev­ery­one else, Out­liers was on ten­ter­hooks to find out how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on the health­care re­form law. But it got a lit­tle con­fus­ing out there. Just ask the hand­ful of Congress mem­bers who ini­tially tweeted that the in­di­vid­ual man­date had been struck down.

Ac­cord­ing to Politico, Reps. Den­nis Ross, Aaron Schock, Vir­ginia Foxx, Justin Amash, Tom Rooney, Steven Palazzo, Buck McK­eon and Den­nis Kucinich were the guilty par­ties.

Of course, that was likely be­cause CNN and Fox News had a “Dewey de­feats Tru­man” mo­ment, with both ini­tially re­port­ing that the man­date had been struck down be­fore is­su­ing corrections. Out­liers can only agree with satir­i­cal blog Stuff Jour­nal­ists Like, which tweeted: “CNN’s mis­re­port­ing tells me #SCOTUS doesn’t know how to write a lede.”

Try to not make it so com­pli­cated next time, OK, Supremes?

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