For the last year, health card reform in the media has consisted
almost exclusively of process related stories: the filibuster, the
gang of six, reconciliation, deem-n-pass, etc. It's all been about
"who's up, who's down," who's winning, who's losing. A lot if heat and
very little light.
The radio & news shows today are all about the policy implications of
the bill, now that it is passed. Explaining to people what it is, what
it will do, what it won't do, covering the actual details of the
reforms and the effect it will have on the lives of working Americans.
Sigh. It would have been nice if the media had covered that before the
bill became law. It might have resulted in a better bill, or at least
easier passage of the decent bill we got.