At the beginning of the 12pm show Dr. Nancy, Nancy Snyderman discussed whether or not conservatives such as Sarah Palin are frightening the elderly over health care. This time, the on-screen visual spun, "Health Care Fight: Scaring Seniors?"
At 9:18, during the Morning Meeting program, host Dylan Ratigan looked into the health care town hall meetings and the conservatives who have been loudly speaking up. Providing no objectivity at all, the MSNBC visual attacked the "Health Care Hysteria" that the cable network clearly believes is disrupting the President's agenda.
He dismissively announced that MSNBC would see "if we can actually create a conversation as opposed to a bunch of hooting and hollering." Perhaps Mr. Ratigan should read the AP , because that news outlet explained on August 5 that abortion coverage is in the health care bill:
Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and recast federal policy on the divisive issue.-Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center.
Federal funds for abortions are now restricted to cases involving rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Abortion opponents say those restrictions should carry over to any health insurance sold through a new marketplace envisioned under the legislation, an exchange where people would choose private coverage or the public plan.