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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:40 AM

News Outlets Fail To Report On What The GOP Health Care Rollback Means For LGBTQ Americans

National Memo

News Outlets Fail To Report On What The GOP Health Care Rollback Means For LGBTQ Americans

Alex Morash
July 15, 2017 2:54 am
Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans will face greater hardship if Republicans in Congress succeed in reversing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) patient protections and expansion of Medicaid — and this is especially true for people living with HIV — yet, print and television news have almost completely ignored their stories.

LGBTQ Americans deal with higher rates of poverty, greater need for Medicaid, and higher rates of HIV infection than the general population. Republican plans to decimate Medicaid and roll back patient protections will create disproportionate impacts for LGBTQ Americans. Yet, according to new research from Media Matters, major print and television news outlets have been virtually silent on how GOP health care proposals may harm members of the LGBTQ community.

Media Matters reviewed major broadcast and cable news providers (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC) available via Nexis from May 4 through July 13 and found only two significant segments discussing how the Republican health care rollback would affect LGBTQ people and only two other unrelated segments discussing how the rollback would affect Americans living with HIV. A Media Matters review during the same period of time of print newspapers available via Nexis and Factiva (Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal) found only three print articles that discussed how the GOP health care plan may affect the LGBTQ community and/or people living with HIV.

A July 12 analysis from Media Matters found a similar lack of reporting by major television and print news outlets on how communities of color may be affected by Republican health care proposals. Additional Media Matters research has found that television news missed an opportunity to report on the unprecedented nature of the Senate’s health care secrecy and that television coverage had drowned out reports on how the legislation would impact tens of millions of Americans in favor of airing stories focused on the bill’s political machinations. Previous Media Matters research revealed that newspapers kept reports on health care off the front page during crucial periods of debate and that broadcast and cable news coverage neglected to consider diversity when booking guests to discuss health care-related topics.


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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:07 PM

1. If The MSM Won't Do It Then....

the LGBTQ community must do it themselves and get out in front of the news outlets in very visible ways and be vocal. If that takes marches, visits to their elected representatives locally or in D.C. - that's what will have to be done.

This community can't rely on the MSM to do it for them. Especially now with the Repugs in the power position.

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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:12 PM

2. Of Course.

This is the aim of the trump admin. I feel very sorry for the STUPID gay men that voted for him (I don't think lesbians voted for him) but hopefully they will learn from this.

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