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Today on Your Call: The media coverage of the Affordable Care Act

Laura Flynn
Browsing HealthCare.gov


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the media coverage of the Affordable Care Act. As soon as the government shut down ended, the media’s attention tuned back to the rollout of the healthcare law and the website glitches. How are the media shaping the public perception about healthcare and the law? We’ll be joined by Columbia Journalism Review’s Trudy Lieberman and Propublica’s Charles Ornstein. Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you. 


Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review where she critiques press coverage of health care.

Charles Ornstein, senior reporter with ProPublica. He is board president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. 

Web Resources:

Lowell Sun - Eldridge: Single-payer health care saves money

Los Angeles Times - Obamacare execs grilled over Healthcare.gov at House hearing

Columbia Journalism Review - CNN sows confusion

ProPublica -  Healthcare.gov’s Users Speak Out: ‘Clean This Mess Up’

Los Angeles Times - Saving Obamacare from the website disaster: A smart proposal

New York Times - Health Care Law Fails to Lower Prices for Rural Areas