RemoteAreaMedical http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6911/all en Nets Compare America to 3rd World, Shocked Many Come for Free Health Care http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-compare-america-3rd-world-shocked-many-come-free-health-care <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-08-13-NBC-NN-Cur.jpg" /></div><p>All three broadcast networks this week have reported on the charity Remote Area Medical's offer of free medical care at a temporary facility in Los Angeles, citing the arrival of many patients as a sign of how many Americans there are who need "free health care," and even relaying the words of program volunteers who compared the health care challenges of some Americans to problems in Third World countries like Guatemala and India. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nets-compare-america-3rd-world-shocked-many-come-free-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert cbs EveningNews GoodMorningAmerica healthcare liberalmediabias NBC RemoteAreaMedical StanBrock Today Fri, 14 Aug 2009 20:59:00 +0000 34980 at http://mrc.org L.A. Lines Up for Free Health Care in "An Outpouring of Need" http://mrc.org/articles/la-lines-free-health-care-outpouring-need <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-tax reporter Jennifer Steinhauer contrasts downtrodden folks in Los Angeles waiting in a long line for free health care with the &quot;angry&quot; protesters found at town hall meetings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>L.A.-based reporter Jennifer Steinhauer on Thursday, "<a href=" <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/health/13clinic.html" title="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/health/13clinic.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/health/13clinic.html</a> " target="_blank">Thousands Wait in Line For Health Care That's Free," revealed that people in South Los Angeles, many of them poor,recently waited in long lines to take advantage of free care administered by Remote Area Medical, a private medical charity from Tennessee. A front-page, over-the-fold photo trumpeted the page 16 story: "Free Health Care Draws Thousands." Asif the concept that people will line up for free stuff is a revelation.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/la-lines-free-health-care-outpouring-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama healthcare JenniferSteinhauer LosAngeles NewYorkTimes NYTimes Photos Protesters RemoteAreaMedical TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:48:00 +0000 admin 7010 at http://mrc.org