On This Issue, the Media is a Subsidiary of the Republican Party
Let’s play pretend. Suppose that you have a car on lease, and that the leasing company comes to you and say you can no longer have that lease, but you will be getting a newer and better car with lower lease payments. Are you outraged? Are you injured? Is this a terrible thing? Obviously not.
But this is what is happening with health care reform. Apparently millions of people are getting their old plans terminated because they do not conform to the new law, but they will be replaced by better plans at a lower cost or better plans with a subsidy. Outrageous? Well no, but that is what one would think if one listened to and believed the national press.
Admittedly the Obama Administration has done a terrible job on communicating and implementing health care reform. But if the press were truly honest, intelligent and dedicated to presenting the truth they would be highlighting the tremendous improvement in health care coverage. But of course that would make them susceptible to charges of using the truth to destroy conservatives.