For months, the mainstream media titans have been telling us that Republicans are full of you-know-what when it comes to their dire predictions of Obamacare’s demise. Every time a Republican opened his or her mouth about the imploding healthcare markets, there would be the Washington Post or the New York Times with one of their handy-dandy fact check articles, quoting this expert or that one to explain that President Obama’s signature healthcare law was doing just fine.
But now a couple of things have changed.
One, several prominent liberals like Michael Moore, Al Gore, and Bernie Sanders have begun loudly endorsing the idea of moving America toward a single-payer “Medicaid for all” system, effectively pivoting healthcare to once again be a left-wing issue.
Two, Republicans have apparently put the final nail in the coffin of the long-promised repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
What hasn’t changed, however, is the state of the health insurance marketplace. But somehow, the mainstream media is only NOW telling its readers that Obamacare is in trouble.
“Republicans have failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,” the New York Times told us on Saturday. “Now, can it be repaired?”
“Hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018,” explained Reuters this week, “as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months.”
Of course, readers of conservative media will not be surprised by either of these stories, but liberal voters must be shocked to see that Obamacare is in trouble…just like Republicans have been saying for months.
At this point, we can only sigh when it comes to the bias of the media, but they should really be ashamed of themselves on this one. Their partisan reporting has deliberately withheld the truth about the healthcare marketplace from millions of Americans, ensuring that they would not support Republican efforts to bring the change that is so sorely needed. Liberal Democrats have loudly and proudly admitted that grassroots protests stopped Obamacare repeal from going forward, but those protests would not have materialized if people had all the facts in front of them. Whatever happens now in American healthcare – the disaster that is currently unfolding at a rapid pace – can now be blamed on the news media, which utterly failed to do its job.