Right-wing media's history of smearing coverage for pre-existing conditions as "a luxury," "welfare"

Right-wing media's history of smearing coverage for pre-existing conditions as "a luxury," "welfare"

Blog ››› ››› JOHN KERR

In the lead up to the 2018 midterm elections, as polls show strong support among Democratic and Republican voters for the Affordable Care Act provision that prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions, right-wing media seem to have muted their rhetoric about the provision. Conservative media, especially Fox News, are now helping Republicans whitewash the Republican Party's sordid record of attacks against the provision. But they have their own history of smearing the pre-existing condition provision of the law, including calling it a “luxury” and “welfare.”

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Health Care, Health Care Reform
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Fox News Channel
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Rush Limbaugh
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