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Despite clear progress, media declare health care reform nearing "life support"

Media Matters

Despite passage of health care reform bills in House and Senate committees and the endorsement by major medical organizations of congressional Democrats’ reform efforts, numerous television pundits have suggested that President Obama’s health care plan is in serious jeopardy.

As The Washington Post observed in a July 20 article: “Cable news programs repeatedly declare the president’s health care program is teetering or embattled despite a week in which [President] Obama’s proposals were endorsed by the doctor and nurses associations and committees in both legislative chambers passed major bills.” Indeed, despite passage of health care reform bills by the House Ways and Means Committee, House Education and Labor Committee, and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and endorsements of congressional Democrats’ reform efforts by the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, numerous television pundits have suggested in recent days that Obama’s health care plan is in serious jeopardy.

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