Week 3 Detecting Media Bias
This story was about health care cost and the coverage available to people with pre-existing conditions. How if people have cancer or Multiple Sclerosis that insurance companies in some states can raise the rates on premiums. This can keep people from being able to afford it any longer. The medical costs of treating Multiple Sclerosis were as high as $27,000.00 a year for an individual in 2007, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Young, 2012).
Ann Romney which is Mitt Romney’s wife, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t have to worry about struggling to pay for her treatments because they are worth as much as $250 million. Where for Kelly Gaeckle a 35 year old stay at home mom and part time fitness instructor is lucky enough to have a high cost insurance plan, but it doesn’t cover many of the medications she needs. Kelly and her family struggle to pay the $1500.00 monthly premium, the $6500.00 deductible, and the $6000.00 out of pocket expenses.
I thought this story was reported accurately and was clear to understand. I think the facts were all presented and stated. This article talked about what could be done and how Obama’s health overhaul can help people with and without present insurance that have pre-existing conditions. I feel this article did leave us wondering if rules could be overturned by the supreme court or by Mitt Romney and the Republicans in Congress if he wins the white house in November. The article did not state what would happen if it was over turned or what happens in November. I feel it is important to make distinctions when undertaking a critical evaluation because it allows you to know that something is good or not.
Young, J. (2012). Ann Romney Wouldn't Find Free-Market Health Care Without Mitt Romney's Millions. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/ann-romney-health-care-mitt-romney_n_1339967.html?ref=money
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