A comparison between 2009 headlines on health reform — when the Dems were in charge — and 2017 health reform, with the GOP in charge, are sometimes quite different.
On Monday evening, the House GOP unveiled its replacement for Obamacare. The rollout begins what will likely be a months-long process to repeal and replace President Obama’s health care legislation.
Anyone who read the news on Tuesday morning saw some bad headlines about the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan. What these media outlets won’t do, though, is compare their 2017 headlines on Obamacare to 2009 headlines on health care reform, when the Democrats were in charge.
Here are a few from 2009, particularly on the Democratic bill from Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT):
The Hill: “House Blue Dog leader hails Baucus health bill”
Now compare to 2017 headlines on GOP-led health care reform:
If, as some claim, the GOP’s plan is “Obamacare Lite,” why have media outlets packaged the bill so differently than they did the original Obamacare?
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