Local Media Covered The GOP Health Care Bill Better Than Cable News Did

Republican members of the House of Representatives on May 4 voted to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passing a measure that would make it harder to obtain health insurance and allow states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. While national cable media outlets focused on the “victory” the vote represented for President Donald Trump and the GOP or on the optics of the situation, some local media outlets in states where the impact of the legislation could be immense did a significantly better job at discussing how this bill would affect Americans. Many consulted experts to find out how gutting pre-existing conditions coverage and essential health benefits would make it harder for Americans to afford insurance.

KVRR, Fargo, ND

KTWO, Casper, WY

KTVA, Anchorage, AK

KNXV, Phoenix, AZ

KFOR, Oklahoma City, OK

WPVI, Philadelphia, PA

KTNV, Las Vegas, NV

WPLG, Miami, FL

KNBC, Los Angeles, CA

KMGH, Denver, CO