Pro-Obamacare team trains reporters on covering Obamacare website problems

Joel Gehrke
The Washington Examiner

Reporters with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers received “training” on how to cover Obamacare’s rollout from a policy expert who works with President Obama’s former health information technology adviser.

The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara Collins claimed during the training that’s chronic dysfunctionality does not signify “deeper issues” with the law.

“I don’t think it signifies deeper problems, viagra on line I think it is a website issue,” Collins told SABEW during the Oct. 28 training seminar.

Her optimistic take on the law’s difficulties is unsurprising since she works for an organization led by David Blumenthal, who was President Obama’s national coordinator for health information technology from 2009 to 2011.

What is surprising is that an organization claiming to represent professional journalists would endorse “training” delivered by advocates for the program they are covering, which would violate SABEW’s code of ethics.

That code encourages journalists to “avoid any practice that might compromise or appear to compromise objectivity or fairness.”

A SABEW spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

H/T Freedom Works’ Rusty Weiss, who previously noted Commonwealth’s role in the training seminar.



Related:  Limbaugh to Media Matters: Quote me, Obama wants everyone ‘to lose the health care plan’ [AUDIO]

…“Daily Kos, Democrat Underground, I don’t want to leave anybody out.  I want to say something, and I’m begging you to quote me. Americans had to lose their healthcare plans in order to for Obamacare to work.  There was never any intention for anybody to keep their current plan.  The only way Obamacare could work, as designed by Obama and the Democrats, is precisely because people would lose their plan.  It had to happen that way.  The only way Obamacare could work, the only way Obama could reform the healthcare system the way he wants to reform it is, precisely if everybody lost their plan.”

Part of the process to achieve this goal meant Obama needed to lie to voters — which is exactly what the president did, Limbaugh asserted. But the ultimate goal of Obamacare was to implement a single-payer health care  system, one which Limbaugh likened to communism…



Update:   CBS: ‘White House Had Years of Warnings’ About ObamaCare Debacle 

Monday’s CBS This Morning revealed how “a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of ObamaCare“. Major Garrett underlined that “the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored” by the Obama administration. Instead, they “relied on appointed bureaucrats and senior White House health care advisers” to implement the health care law.Garrett also pointed out how “the White House became secretive about the law’s complexity and regulatory reach” because they were apparently “fearful of constant attacks from congressional Republicans” over the controversial issue….

Meanwhile, Gallup Poll Shows 78% of Uninsured Americans Not Interested in ObamaCare



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