If you turned in this article in Professor Hoy’s journalism 101 class, you’d get an F.
Single-payer coverage sought by doctors
The government is the only insurance provider in such a system, touted by some local physicians
By Bob Cuddy | [email protected]
These are gloomy days for those who believe President Barack Obama’s health care plan did not go far enough. The prevailing political wisdom is that he overreached, and there is talk of repealing the bill that he did sign should Republicans recapture Congress.
Nonetheless, some local doctors have joined with others nationwide to continue to push for single-payer health care coverage, even though they know they won’t get it anytime soon. Under such a system — like the one in Canada — the government becomes the sole provider of health coverage, with no private or other insurance plans.
Lapp belongs to a national group called Physicians for a National Health Care Program. He says a dozen other doctors in the county belong.
Lapp also helped organize a visit in San Luis Obispo last month for another universal health care group, the Mad As Hell Doctors, who also are working for single-payer health coverage. Lapp described single payer, in general terms, as Medicare for all.
Don’t bother reading the whole thing, it’s a propaganda piece.
Problems with this story:
I suppose the cynic in me just thinks this is the kind of garbage you get from a small town newspaper – but it wasn’t that way when I was working at even smaller papers.
Journalism. Wound. Self-inflicted.