PublicOption http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7001/all en Liberal Rep. Moran Praises MSNBC, Urges Ed Schultz to Run for Senate http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-rep-moran-praises-msnbc-urges-ed-schultz-run-senate <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 >If there was ever a textbook example of kissing up to a host in a TV interview, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., made it on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.”</p> <br /> <p >On the Dec. 28 broadcast, Moran, who represents a district that is just a stone’s throw away from the U.S. Capitol, encouraged “Ed Show” host Ed Schultz to keep pushing for the public option as part of health care reform, even though it <a href="http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091227/D9CRSDM81.html" />is losing support</a> in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-rep-moran-praises-msnbc-urges-ed-schultz-run-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government EdSchultz EdShow healthcare JimMoran MediaBias MSNBC PublicOption Tue, 29 Dec 2009 13:36:54 +0000 admin 26461 at http://mrc.org Reporter Says GOP Misleads on Public Option Consequences - But Paul Krugman Agrees with Them http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-says-gop-misleads-public-option-consequences-paul-krugman-agrees-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jackie Calmes tries to calm conservative fears that the &quot;public option&quot; on health care would drive private health insurers out of business. Yet Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman would welcome such an outcome. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eight and half minutes from the end of the Times' Thursday "<a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/podcasts/2009/10/01/01polpoints.mp3" target="_self">Political</a><a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/podcasts/2009/10/01/01polpoints.mp3"> Points</a>" podcast, reporter Jackie Calmes poo-pood the threat of Obama's proposed "public option" on health care, a government-run health insurance planthat conservatives fear (and many liberals hope) would provide unfair competition to private insurers and eventually drive them out of business:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-says-gop-misleads-public-option-consequences-paul-krugman-agrees-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Gaffes healthcare JackieCalmes NewYorkTimes NYTimes PaulKrugman Podcast PrivateInsurance PublicOption TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 02 Oct 2009 15:49:00 +0000 admin 7112 at http://mrc.org Health Care Co-ops: Just another Public Option http://mrc.org/articles/health-care-co-ops-just-another-public-option <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>The threat of a government-run public option plan in health care legislation was frightening enough to spur thousands of people to attend town hall meetings across the country and voice their dissent, sometimes angrily.</p><p>Now legislators and the national media are talking about a possible “compromise” that could replace the public option with health care co-ops. Conservatives are concerned that such an attempt will just be “government health care in yet another set of clothes,” but national broadcast or print media have practically omitted that perspective.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/health-care-co-ops-just-another-public-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health baucus ChuckTodd Grace-MarieTurner healthcare healthcareco-op Hillarycare NBC obamacare PublicOption schumer ScottHarrington Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:44:46 +0000 admin 26618 at http://mrc.org Gibson Worries: 'Will Obama Go to the Mat for a Public Option?' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/gibson-worries-will-obama-go-mat-public-option <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/rich-noyes">Rich Noyes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-08-17-ABC-Gibson.jpg" /></div><p>On Monday's World News, ABC's Charles Gibson channeled the worry of liberal activists over the Obama administration's seeming retreat on government-run health insurance, the so-called "public option." Gibson fretted about Obama to White House correspondent Jake Tapper: "<b>Will he go to the mat for a public option?</b>" Gibson exposed how one-sided his universe of experts is: "<b>We talked to several health care experts today, and they all said if you ta</b></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/gibson-worries-will-obama-go-mat-public-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert CharlesGibson healthcare liberalmediabias PublicOption WorldNews Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:37:00 +0000 34996 at http://mrc.org DeMint, Price Cry Foul on ObamaCare Proposals: President Has 'Not Been Telling the Truth' http://mrc.org/articles/demint-price-cry-foul-obamacare-proposals-president-has-not-been-telling-truth <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 >While some of the media have <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2009/06/23/cnns-campbell-brown-why-not-be-open-trying-obamacare" />suggested Americans need to keep an open mind</a> about President Barack Obama’s health care proposals, critics say there’s an underlying threat to those that are already insured.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/demint-price-cry-foul-obamacare-proposals-president-has-not-been-telling-truth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government BarackObama crowdout healthcare HealthInsurance JimDeMint Medicaid Medicare obamacare PrivateInsurance PublicOption tomprice Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:32:37 +0000 admin 26725 at http://mrc.org Public Option the Only Option in CBS 'Early Show' Interview http://mrc.org/articles/public-option-only-option-cbs-early-show-interview <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/zoe-ortiz">Zoe Ortiz</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following a report on the rise in bankruptcies due to medical bills, “The Early Show” offered the Obama administration <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090513142625.aspx"></a>more free advertising for its health care agenda.</p><p>Anchor Harry Smith interviewed controversial Health and Human services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on June 5 to learn more details about the proposed reform but didn’t bring on any free market health care experts to offer a different solution.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/public-option-only-option-cbs-early-show-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Media cbs harrysmith healthcare KathleenSebelius PublicOption reform ScottGottlieb singlepayer TheEarlyShow uninsured Fri, 05 Jun 2009 21:28:36 +0000 admin 26758 at http://mrc.org