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Bernie Sanders Just Makes Numbers Up

Jeff Katz
November 21, 2019 - 4:15 pm

Another example of Bernie Sanders' flawed math skills.

The Democratic presidential nominee said Wednesday night at the debate in Atlanta that 87 million Americans do not have health insurance. That figure, of course, was wildly inaccurate.

According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 8.5 percent of the American population reported not having health insurance for a full year in 2018. That means roughly 27.5 million people do not have health insurance.