Better halves

M. Simon catches the AP in some New Math:

Although President Barack Obama’s push for a health care overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in about half the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.

Lawmakers in 34 states have filed or proposed amendments to their state constitutions or statutes rejecting health insurance mandates, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit group that promotes limited government that is helping coordinate the efforts.

So now thirty-four is “about half.” Have we gone from 57 states to more than sixty all of a sudden?

Anyway, someone jostled the AP, a calculator was located, and now the current version reads:

Although President Barack Obama’s push for a health care overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.

See? Math isn’t so hard.





1 comment

  1. Mark @ Israel »

    3 February 2010 · 2:05 am

    It isn’t so hard. It’s very very difficult for me especially with the numbers mentioned here. Anyway, these lawmakers are indicating that they do not want anything to do with any health care program that will be forced upon the people by the Obama administration.

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