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In both SCHIP debates held on ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face The Nation, hosts passively allowed Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and Rep. Adam Putnam to spread misinformation without correcting the record.

On ABC, Leavitt repeated the $83,000 lie: “The president just thinks it’s wrong, that some under this bill could receive public subsidy for their health insurance as high as $83,000 in their family.”

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