Entries Tagged as 'health care reform'

Cooking the Books, or Just a Kooky Column?

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · financial coverage, health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier “Cooking the books” is a sizzling charge against anyone. The Albuquerque Journal, via a column by Bloomberg News columnist Megan McArdle, levied that claim Friday against the president.  (“Census books cooked to boost Obamacare? ” April 18) The style of the column was off-putting enough. McArdle referred to herself with the word […]

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More Flailing Against Obamacare, and Related Backdoor Attacks on the IRS

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, health care reform, tax policy

By Denise Tessier When the health care enrollment deadline of March 31 passed with more than 7 million people signed up nationwide – “beating expectations” as the Associated Press put it – the Albuquerque Journal put the news inside , deciding the front-page story should be “NM lags on health care sign-ups.” The latter, more […]

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A Quick Example of Bias Infecting ACA News

February 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier Part of the blame for the Albuquerque Journal’s perceived overall conservative bias comes from the mixing of opinion with news. This is a not problem that lies in the work of its staff reporters, but in its use of national Associated Press stories that increasingly seem infected with opinion. The problem, too, […]

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The Albuquerque Journal ‘Needs To Change Its Tune’

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier I read with interest this morning’s column “New Mexico Needs To Change Its Tune,” by Albuquerque Journal business writer Winthrop Quigley. This link-line from the Journal’s web front page pulled me into the article: If a culture is defined by the words used to describe it, we need to find new words. […]

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History-Making Aspect of ACA Takes Back Seat to Political Vitriol

September 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · budget policy, health care reform, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier The story opened with “History will be made Tuesday.” But history was relegated to second string when it came to the headline. “Like it or not, OBAMACARE is here” is the headline that ran atop the front page of the Sunday Journal print-edition, on its central story about this week’s rollout of […]

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Fair Warning: Obamacare ‘PR Wars’ Commence

August 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform

By Denise Tessier At least Albuquerque Journal readers were warned. “Obamacare duel erupts into intense public-relations war,” was the headline on a small story at the page bottom in the Sunday Dimension section; its sub-head: “Pro and con groups prepare to launch major campaigns.” The very next day (Aug. 5) readers were hit with part […]

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Another Way To Block Health Care Reform: Nullification

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Micha Gisser’s columns in the Albuquerque Journal no longer carry the “Rio Grande Foundation fellow” tagline, but the RGF ideology is still there in the University of New Mexico economics professor’s writing, and the Journal is still giving him prominent play. In last week’s “Executive’s Desk” slot (Oct. 15) on A3 of […]

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Journal Bites Medicaid Expansion Bullet

October 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Taking its own advice – “It is time for New Mexico to bite the Medicaid expansion bullet” – the Albuquerque Journal has editorialized in favor of expanding Medicaid in the state (“N.M. Should Embrace Medicaid Expansion,” Sept. 30).  Filling a slot normally taken by two editorials, the single missive is heavy on […]

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How Race for the Cure Coverage Led to Myth About the Cause

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who criticized President Obama for his handling of contraception coverage, nonetheless in a column that ran in Saturday’s Albuquerque Journal took up for the president in terms of the continuing personal attacks the controversy has spawned. As Dionne points out, when Obama isn’t a Muslim, as some opponents claim, […]

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Ramping Up the Religious Rhetoric

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Rather than recount, from the beginning, this past month’s riot of male-only hearings and rhetorical backlash on the federal decision that coverage for women’s contraception should be part of a national health care policy, let’s jump right to the end result, reported via the Associated Press in the Albuquerque Journal Feb. 22: […]

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