When they return from summer recess, members of Congress will be set to debate several proposals for revamping the health care system. We want to learn whether the proposals on the table will solve the real problems you deal with in health care.
How has the health care system failed you? Share your experience with Minnesota Public Radio News.
The problems with the current health care system are too numerous to count. More than 45 million people lack insurance. Many million more struggle to pay for adequate health care.Yet the debate is hard to follow for even the savviest news consumer. We'd like to help engage you in the process by connecting your day-to-day health care concerns with the policy proposals being discussed in Washington.
To do so, we've teamed up with ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit investigative reporting newsroom, to explore whether Congress is addressing Americans' real, day-to-day health care concerns. Tell us how the health care system has (or hasn't) failed you. Share your story.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Public Insight EditorMinnesota Public Radio News
Somebody else did the research on ProPublica-- here some of it:
ProPublica is the brainchild of Herbert and Marion Sandler, the former chief executives of the Golden West Financial Corporation, who have committed $10 million a year to the project. The Sandlers hired Paul Steiger, former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, to create and run the organization.
Because ProPublica received the vast majority of its initial funding through the Sandlers – known for donating heavily to left-wing advocacy groups – there were concerns that the organization would not maintain an independent and non-partisan editorial stance toward the subjects it investigates. In addition, Slate senior writer Jack Shafer noted that Herb Sandler has given "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to Democratic party candidates over the years, as well as millions to left-leaning or progressive political advocacy organizations such as MoveOn and ACORN. The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation has also made grants to Oceana, Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Defense and the Tides Foundation.
Recent news partners have included 60 Minutes, CNN, USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Albany Times Union, the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Sun, Huffington Post, Politico, Salon.com, Slate, MSN Money, MSNBC.com, Reader's Digest, Business Week, and Newsweek.com among others.
So we get an email from 501c3 TAX EXEMPT organization MPR today--an organization who received $5.5 Million from taxpayers last year--with the unabashedly leading question "How has the health care system failed you?" MPR coordinates with fellow TAX EXEMPT and left-wing founded/funded organization ProPublica to provide "insight".
The vast majority of Americans are happy with their medical care and their insurance coverage, 89% say they're happy with the quality of medical care they receive, 88% say their overall insurance coverage is good or excellent. 57% say they're satisfied with their own health care costs. But the media wants to push the lie that the vast majority of Americans are unhappy and unsatisfied...it leads to the other numbers in the polls which indicate although individuals are satisfied personally, they are not satisfied with the overall health care in this country.
When you have this type of machine that keeps pushing out the misinformation (which they accuse the other side of doing,) how are we supposed to actually solve anything?