Health Care http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19974/all en Obamacare Penalty Starts Hitting Taxpayers, Nets Ignore in 91% of Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Millions of Americans could face tax penalties, but could be surprised since broadcast media barely mentioned it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Surprise! Millions of uninsured Americans could owe Uncle Sam extra this tax season because of Obamacare.</p><p dir="ltr">The IRS began penalizing tax filers this year if they failed to purchase insurance in 2014. Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included an insurance mandate.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-penalty-starts-hitting-taxpayers-nets-ignore-91-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Taxes abc Affordable Care Act cbs Health Care Health Insurance health insurance mandate IRS Mandates NBC obamacare Regulation tax forms tax penalty taxes uninsured Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:44:04 +0000 julia.seymour 48638 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Created or Hiked 13 Taxes, Networks Ignore Them in 87 Percent of Stories http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news networks promote idea Obama wants to help middle class rather than expose costly health care law. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Obamacare has increased the tax burden on taxpayers and companies, a fact ignored in recent broadcast news reports.</p><p dir="ltr">Obamacare created or hiked at least <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/02/17/how-many-obamacare-taxes-are-there/">13 taxes</a>, Forbes reported Feb. 17. Forbes contributor and tax lawyer Robert Wood said that for the average American, “it’s easy to be overwhelmed” by all the new taxes and forms that come with Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-created-or-hiked-13-taxes-networks-ignore-them-87-percent-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Taxes abc cbs Health Care Health Insurance Mandates Middle Class NBC obama obamacare Obamacare taxes penalty tax penalty taxes Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:16 +0000 julia.seymour 48267 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Breaks Silence on Jonathan Gruber 32 Days After First Video Surfaced http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-breaks-silence-jonathan-gruber-32-days-after-first-video-surfaced <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After a month in which&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://mrc.org/media-reality-check/ten-stories-nbc-nightly-news-aired-instead-covering-gruber-scandal">gave more prominence</a>&nbsp;to ugly Christmas sweaters, grape salad, Al Roker's 34-hour weather report, and a live broadcast of Peter Pan starring Brian Williams' daughter, Allison, the broadcast finally discovered Jonathan Gruber.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-breaks-silence-jonathan-gruber-32-days-after-first-video-surfaced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Conservatives and Republicans Health Care Jonathan Gruber Kelly O'Donnell NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare oversight Political Scandals Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:23:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47821 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Dodge Senate Democrat Saying the Timing of ObamaCare’s Passage Was a Mistake http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, New York’s senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer expressed regret over how Democrats handled their large majorities following the 2008 election in passing ObamaCare when they should have focused first on economic issues to address the recession.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-dodge-senate-democrat-saying-timing-obamacares-passage-was-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Affordable Care Act Bias by Omission cbs Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Health Care jim angle Liberals & Democrats NBC News obamacare Obamacare impact Sen.CharlesSchumer Special Report Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:01:15 +0000 curtis.houck 47742 at http://www.mrc.org Washington Post: When Will GOP ‘Stop Worrying and Love Obamacare?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-when-will-gop-stop-worrying-and-love-obamacare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post suggests Obamacare’s ‘biggest obstacle’ is ‘public image,’ ignores premium hikes, downgraded enrollment forecasts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">“Bad publicity” was the reason a Washington Post writer came up with to explain Americans’ dislike of Obamacare, ignoring recent negative news about enrollment and rate increases. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washington-post-when-will-gop-stop-worrying-and-love-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health Media Politics Affordable Care Act enrollment Health Care Health Insurance IBD New York Times obamacare premium increases Washington Post WSJ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:06:04 +0000 julia.seymour 47678 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Nightly News Keeps Quiet on Gruber as ABC’s World News Tonight Finally Covers Story http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-keeps-quiet-gruber-abcs-world-news-tonight-finally-covers-story <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday night,&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News&nbsp;</em>continued its streak of ignoring comments made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber into an 11th day while ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight with David Muir</em>&nbsp;finally brought up Gruber’s comments on the&nbsp;<strong>“stupidity of the American voter”</strong>&nbsp;and the need for&nbsp;<strong>“lack of transparency”</strong>&nbsp;to get ObamaCare passed.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-nightly-news-keeps-quiet-gruber-abcs-world-news-tonight-finally-covers-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc David Muir Health Care Jonathan Gruber Jonathan Karl NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare Obamacare impact World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:17:43 +0000 curtis.houck 47676 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Chris Hayes Compares ObamaCare Passage to Rosetta Probe That Landed on a Comet http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-compares-obamacare-passage-rosetta-probe-landed-comet <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>During his MSNBC show&nbsp;<em>All In</em>&nbsp;on Monday night, Chris Hayes unleashed a nine-minute monologue in light of the Jonathan Gruber videos to defend what he saw as an assault on ObamaCare by Republicans and went as far as comparing ObamaCare’s passage to that of the Rosetta space probe that&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/12/the-rosetta-comet-landing-is-mere-minutes-away-from-making-history/" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/12/the-rosetta-comet-landing-is-mere-minutes-away-from-</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-chris-hayes-compares-obamacare-passage-rosetta-probe-landed-comet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division All In Chris Hayes Conservatives and Republicans Health Care Jonathan Gruber Liberals & Democrats MSNBC obamacare Obamacare impact Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:20:13 +0000 curtis.houck 47664 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News Remain Silent on Gruber http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-remain-silent-gruber <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>World News Tonight with David Muir&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>NBC Nightly News</em>&nbsp;continued to ignore the news surrounding videos unearthed of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber praising&nbsp;<strong>“lack of transparency”&nbsp;</strong>as a&nbsp;<strong>“political advantage”&nbsp;</strong>and insulting voters as stupid regarding the law’s passage and contents. With tonight’s omissions, the blackout of coverage on Gruber from these two programs now stands at ten days.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-world-news-tonight-nbc-nightly-news-remain-silent-gruber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission Bret Baier cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley FNC Fox News Fox News Channel Health Care Jonathan Gruber NBC News NBC Nightly News obamacare Special Report World News Tonight Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:07:50 +0000 curtis.houck 47663 at http://www.mrc.org ABC and NBC Continue to Blackout Gruber Video; CBS Ignores Clip of Pelosi Praising Gruber in 2009 http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-continue-blackout-gruber-video-cbs-ignores-clip-pelosi-praising-gruber-2009 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As ABC and NBC continued to censor any mention of the disparaging comments&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/11/10/jonathan-gruber-obamacare-deception-video-goes-viral-newsbusters-was" target="_blank">made</a>&nbsp;by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber from their Thursday night newscasts, CBS aired second story on Gruber with this one (and the&nbsp;other&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-continue-blackout-gruber-video-cbs-ignores-clip-pelosi-praising-gruber-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CNN FNC Health Care Jake Tapper Jonathan Gruber Nancy Pelosi obamacare Scott Pelley Special Report The Lead Wyatt Andrews Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:52:21 +0000 curtis.houck 47630 at http://www.mrc.org Nets Cheered ObamaCare 'Sign-Up Surge,' But Bury New, Low Numbers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cheered-obamacare-sign-surge-bury-new-low-numbers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In March, all three networks heralded a "<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/03/28/networks-cheer-obamacare-sign-surge-milestone-ignore-lack-young-enroll">sign-up surge</a>" in ObamaCare numbers ahead of a deadline.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-cheered-obamacare-sign-surge-bury-new-low-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbo Health Care obamacare Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:23:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 47597 at http://www.mrc.org Obamacare Poised to Cause Insurance Cancellations, Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-poised-cause-insurance-cancellations-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 250,000 policies to be cancelled in Virginia alone, despite president’s promise that ‘If you like’ it, ‘you can keep it.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">According to<a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/10/09/angle_more_health_plans_to_be_canceled_under_obamacare.html"> Fox News</a> and several print media outlets tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of people are about to be notified that their health insurance policies are being cancelled, thanks to Obamacare.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obamacare-poised-cause-insurance-cancellations-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Health Media Politics abc Affordable Care Act Barack Obama cbs Fox News Health Care Health Insurance insurance insurance cancellations jim angle lie of the year mid-term election NBC obamacare politics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:50:26 +0000 julia.seymour 47358 at http://www.mrc.org Over 300,000 Face Deadline to Prove Eligibility for ObamaCare Subsidies; Nets Omit http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tuesday marked the deadline for hundreds of thousands Americans with insurance through ObamaCare to provide proper verification of their income levels or risk losing their government subsidies used to purchase health care plans. When it came to marking this critical deadline for ObamaCare, the major broadcast networks dodged coverage of the story in both their morning and evening newscasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/over-300000-face-deadline-prove-eligibility-obamacare-subsidies-nets-omit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Bias by Omission cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley CBS This Morning Good Morning America Health Care Health Insurance health insurance exchanges NBC NBC Nightly News obamacare Today Show Wall Street Journal World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:05:30 +0000 curtis.houck 47267 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a report for Sunday's NBC <em>Meet the Press</em>, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont's effort "to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare." He explained the left-wing proposal: <strong>"Vermont's Democratic state government says it can deliver health care more efficiently and for less to every one of its 600,000 residents equally. All paid for with tax dollars to the tune of some $2 billion a year."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-27-NBC-MTP-Tibbles.mp3">the audio</a></em>]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-touts-vermonters-pining-single-payer-health-care-canadian-neighbors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Canada Health Care Kevin Tibbles Meet the Press NBC single-payer vermont Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:06 +0000 kyle.drennen 46803 at http://www.mrc.org From Cabinet to ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/cabinet <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2447" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Sebelius%20Dummy.jpg?1397833141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 18, 2014 - 10:59am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Government Health Health Care Humor Kathleen Sebelius obamacare politics Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:59:01 +0000 julia.seymour 46040 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's King Plays Up CBO's Upbeat ObamaCare Projection; Wonders Why Dems Won't 'Go On Offense' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-15-CNN-King_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Tuesday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's John King hyped the Congressional Budget Office's projection about ObamaCare – that "yes, ObamaCare is expensive, but less expensive than they thought – by about $104 billion over 10 years.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-king-plays-cbos-upbeat-obamacare-projection-wonders-why-dems-wont-go-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Election Associated Press Barack Obama CNN Democrats Health Care John King Jonathan Martin Julie Pace New Day New York Times obamacare Republicans Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:01 +0000 matthew.balan 46011 at http://www.mrc.org