As Health Care Gaps Grow, Coverage Shrinks

Lieberman, Trudy
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p21
The article probes into the dilemma of reporting on the gaps in health care in the U.S. It observes that as health care gaps grow, coverage shrinks. It looks in-depth at what was happening to TennCare, a bold expanded Medicaid program established in Tennessee. It argues that the news media are following what newsmakers do, as they chase after a bigger audience.


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