WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs

WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs
By Julie Hollar for FAIR Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job for journalists. Right? A recent survey of those voters shows that they are woefully confused and misinformed, and a recent Washington ...

New Report: How Media and Polling Company Adoption of Insurance Industry Spin Warps Democracy

New Report: How Media and Polling Company Adoption of Insurance Industry Spin Warps Democracy
H.O.P.E. Note: This post includes excerpts from the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) report. Find the full report here. Mainstream media and public-opinion polls commonly state that the country has a choice between government and private insurance. This portrayal is inherently biased because it invokes government control while rendering insurance companies invisible, warping ...

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
By Alan MacLeod for FAIR The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America’s healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated ...

Jake Tapper’s Faulty Medicare for All Fact-Check

Jake Tapper’s Faulty Medicare for All Fact-Check
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project CNN’s Jake Tapper released a video on Friday claiming to fact-check Bernie Sanders’s claims about the cost of Medicare for All. Tapper’s fact-check follows in the tradition of the fact-checks that came before his in that it is riddled with errors that the libertarian Mercatus Center fed him. ...

Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works

Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works
By Justin Anderson for FAIR “Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont–Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic Party candidates for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. The plan would provide coverage for the 40 million currently uninsured in ...

Amid Grassroots Push, Medicare for All Winning Big in Democratic Primaries

Amid Grassroots Push, Medicare for All Winning Big in Democratic Primaries
By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams “Being able to go to the doctor for any reason and not worry about paying for it? That sounds pretty good. We should do that.” With Medicare for All reaching record levels of support among both members of Congress and the American public—where support for single-payer is spreading “like ...

Media Embrace New ‘Reform’ Group as Bulwark Against Guaranteed Healthcare

Media Embrace New ‘Reform’ Group as Bulwark Against Guaranteed Healthcare
By Justin Anderson for FAIR In recent years, there has been rapid growth in support for Medicare for All, a single-payer healthcare system that would guarantee the universal medical coverage that the Affordable Care Act failed to achieve with its passage in 2010. Sixty-four percent of Democrats support single-payer healthcare, while over half of Americans ...