medical http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4828/all en CNN Spreads Cell Phone Alarmism, Calls WHO Review 'Rather Conclusive' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-spreads-cell-phone-alarmism-calls-who-review-rather-conclusive <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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Add frequent cell phone usage to the long list of things that can give you cancer, according to the news media. CNN in particular has been reporting possible connections between cell phones and cancer for years.</p> <br /> <p>But on "Newsroom" May 31, they claimed there was a "rather conclusive" link between the two. Anchor Suzanne Malveaux introduced <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/05/31/exp.nr.cell.phone.carcinogen.cnn?iref=videosearch">a "breaking" CNN</a> story saying that "We have an announcement finally on whether cell phones cause cancer."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-spreads-cell-phone-alarmism-calls-who-review-rather-conclusive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health International Media anchor big cancer cell classification CNN cohen conclusive elizabeth expert experts giving lead level listed major make malveaux medical NBC news Newsroom organization phone phones prolonged radiation snyderman stated usage viewers world years Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:31:00 +0000 admin 27526 at http://www.mrc.org Uncritical Condition http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition <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/bmi-staff">BMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2010/Uncritical_Condition_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/uncritical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2008 abc abcs administration admitted agenda AMA america Americans big bill called Cannon care cbs cited claim claims congress cost Costs coverage critics day Debate didnt Doctors electronic experts federal found free good government health House huge included including information institute insurance insurers issue jan johnson johnsons Journalists july june lower made make March market Massachusetts medical Medicare million morning national NBC network networks news number obama obamacare obamas option patients people percent plan plans policy president presidents private problem problems program programs proponents proposals public records reform report Reporters reports run save Senate solution Speech state stories story study system Today told trillion uninsured universal week year york Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:33:00 +0000 admin 30587 at http://www.mrc.org Subject of ABC Medicare Story Claims Misrepresentation http://www.mrc.org/articles/subject-abc-medicare-story-claims-misrepresentation <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Six years ago, Joe Cameron survived more than two months on life support, racking up a bill of more than $1 million. He paid less than $2,000 out of his pocket, thanks to the health insurance he had through Medicare Advantage. Needless to say, he’s pleased with his outcome, and now speaks highly of the program that paid for his life-saving care.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/subject-abc-medicare-story-claims-misrepresentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health back bill care company doctor hospital insurance medical Medicare Medicare Advantage payment treatment Thu, 20 Dec 2007 20:52:43 +0000 admin 25179 at http://www.mrc.org Newsweek: New Hillarycare 'Bold, but Hardly Radical' http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweek-new-hillarycare-bold-hardly-radical <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Newsweek’s Jonathan Darman must set a very high bar for what he deems radical.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;In the <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20649206/site/newsweek/"></a>September 17 issue of Newsweek, Darman’s story, “How She Would Govern,” tried to give readers a glimpse of a Hillary Clinton presidency. The story compared the Hillary of old with the Hillary running for the Democratic nomination and used her health care plan as an example.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/newsweek-new-hillarycare-bold-hardly-radical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government healthcare Hillary Clinton Hillarycare MediaBias medical Newsweek Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:42:19 +0000 admin 25354 at http://www.mrc.org Review: 'SiCKO' Doesn't Offer Cure-All for Health Care http://www.mrc.org/articles/review-sicko-doesnt-offer-cure-all-health-care <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Even though Americans are living longer than they ever have before, we’re all in trouble because our health care system is failing us. That’s Michael Moore’s “SiCKO” in a nutshell.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In Moore’s world, some Americans live precariously with little or no health care, all politicians are on the pharmaceutical industry’s dole, the insurance companies are the root of all evil and the people in Canada, Western Europe and Cuba are immensely more civilized than Americans because they have government-run health care. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/review-sicko-doesnt-offer-cure-all-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government healthcare MediaBias medical Michael Moore pharmaceutical SiCKO Mon, 25 Jun 2007 21:31:55 +0000 admin 25471 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News Promotes Radical Expansion of Government Entitlement http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-promotes-radical-expansion-government-entitlement <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leading up to the June 29 <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> release of Michael Moore’s “Sicko,” increased government health care programs are the common prescription in the mainstream media. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A June 17 “ABC World News” story promoted a dramatic expansion of federal funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-promotes-radical-expansion-government-entitlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Family Government abc healthcare MediaBias medical Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:40:32 +0000 admin 25480 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today: 'A Little Medical Coverage' Worse than None http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-little-medical-coverage-worse-none <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Even when people have access to health insurance, that’s not good enough for the USA Today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-little-medical-coverage-worse-none" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government healthcare insurance MediaBias medical USA Today Wed, 06 Jun 2007 21:26:52 +0000 admin 25497 at http://www.mrc.org Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of 'Free' Health Care http://www.mrc.org/commentary/life-liberty-and-pursuit-free-health-care <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Americans are obsessed with rights. We always have been. </p> <br /> <p >     But the concept of rights our forefathers laid out in the Declaration of Independence has changed dramatically. Those rights – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – were acknowledged to come from the Almighty, given equally to all people. Today’s rights come from Almighty Government. </p> <br /> <p >     Health care is the newest “right.” From presidential candidates’ universal plans to the return of HillaryCare to Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko,” it’s all over the media. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/life-liberty-and-pursuit-free-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Cannon Cato clinton doctor healthcare insurance medical Medicare Medicine Moore obama plan presidential right SiCKO SocialSecurity tanner universal Wed, 06 Jun 2007 20:13:36 +0000 admin 29649 at http://www.mrc.org Just In Time for 'Sicko,' CBS Levels Two-Part Attack on Private Health Insurance http://www.mrc.org/articles/just-time-sicko-cbs-levels-two-part-attack-private-health-insurance <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Health insurance is one of the main issues for the 2008 presidential race, and CBS has started its left-leaning coverage early – timing it with the beginning of hype about Michael Moore’s new health insurance movie, “Sicko.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “It’s all about money,” said Tod Smith, a 54-year-old who suffered a heart attack, about insurance companies. “That’s the bottom line,” he told CBS viewers. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/just-time-sicko-cbs-levels-two-part-attack-private-health-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Health coverage doctor Health Insurance healthcare medical private public richardson SiCKO uninsured Fri, 25 May 2007 19:46:25 +0000 admin 25506 at http://www.mrc.org Cancer Drug, But Not Drug Company, Praised By Networks http://www.mrc.org/articles/cancer-drug-not-drug-company-praised-networks <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Evening newscasts last night praised a new drug, Tykerb, calling it a possible “lifesaver” for women fighting breast cancer, but none of the reports ever mentioned the company that developed the effective new treatment.</p> <br /> <p >     “A new drug that proved to be so effective so quickly, the approval process was sped up,” praised anchor Katie Couric during the March 13 CBS “Evening News.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cancer-drug-not-drug-company-praised-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health cancer company corporate doctor drug medical Medicine pharmaceutical profit research Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:57:41 +0000 admin 25587 at http://www.mrc.org Prescription For Bias http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias_Executive_Report.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 abc america anchor approval billion bmi breakthrough brian cancer cbs clinical companies company consumers cost Costs counter coverage developing development didnt drug Drugs elizabeth evening failed FDA featured Gardasil government health heavy high included industry Journalists july june left life made make making market medical medicines mention mentioned million money month NBC network networks news newscasts nightly number patients percent perspective pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals PhRMA pill plan positive prescription Prescriptions price profit profits Regan report reporter reporting research rising risk Snow spent stories story study treatment Vaccine viewers Whelan williams world year Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:47:00 +0000 admin 30568 at http://www.mrc.org Prescription For Bias: Executive Summary http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias-executive-summary <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/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2007/Prescription_For_Bias.html">See Full Report</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/prescription-bias-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business breakthroughs business companies company consumer consumers Costs Democrats developing development drug Drugs industry institute Journalists liberal major medical Medicine mentioned network networks news perspective pharmaceutical prescription report reporting stories story Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:38:00 +0000 admin 30569 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Downplays Costs, Advocates Company's 'Elder Care' Benefits http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-downplays-costs-advocates-companys-elder-care-benefits <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/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “Just $15 a day.”</p> <br /> <p >     By using that phrase, CBS “Evening News” spun a February 21 story about “progressive” corporations providing assistance to employees trying to take care of mom and dad.</p> <br /> <p >     “Freddie Mac provides emergency elder home care for which employees pay just $15 a day,” said correspondent Kelly Wallace as she listed several corporations already providing such benefits to their workers.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-downplays-costs-advocates-companys-elder-care-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health aging caregiver disabled elderly healthbenefit medical parents retired retiree sick Thu, 22 Feb 2007 20:46:35 +0000 admin 25612 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Double-Doses Attack on Private Health Care http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-double-doses-attack-private-health-care-0 <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The second day into “Prescription For Change,” a weeklong series on American health care, ABC News revealed its recent poll found nearly 9 out of 10 Americans are happy with their health care. But rather than finding the statistic an encouraging sign, reporter Bill Weir spun it to gripe about a lack of political will to overhaul health care. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-double-doses-attack-private-health-care-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government doctor drug healthcare insurance Medicaid medical Medicine patient pharmacy prescription Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:39:56 +0000 admin 25679 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Reporter Takes Swipe at Drug Industry, Praises Politician in Blog Post http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-takes-swipe-drug-industry-praises-politician-blog-post <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/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     “What can be done to break Big Pharma’s growing control of our minds and bodies? I wish I knew,” a critic of the pharmaceutical industry wrote recently on a media blog. But the author of that post was an ostensibly unbiased investigative journalist: CBS correspondent Armen Keteyian.</p> <br /> <p >      Network blogs can be a valuable, unfiltered look at reporters’ biases, and Keteyian’s December 14 post to CBS’s <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2006/12/14/primarysource/entry2264775.shtml" />“Primary Source”</a> was no exception.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reporter-takes-swipe-drug-industry-praises-politician-blog-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health blog cbs doctor drug MediaBias medical Medicine pharma PhRMA prescription Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:18:04 +0000 admin 24925 at http://www.mrc.org