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So -- -- -- care exchanges debuted this week as you probably know what the roll out has been overshadowed by the partial government shut down.
So let's take a look at how the rule -- going how the roof flap is going.
Depends on which media outlet you ask.
-- Miller is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter author and Fox News contributor Lynn Sweet is the Washington bureau chief for the Chicago sun times.
Is there enough space on the front pages -- for both of these stories you've got a partial government shut down you've got the obamacare roll out.
Which one is well -- let's focus on the on the obamacare is it getting the coverage it deserves.
But what's interesting is the amount of local coverage it's getting because -- it for many states.
It is a state federal partnership -- state run program.
And it's a story had a lot of local reporters snow is very important so yes there's a tremendous capacity to do -- -- one especially since.
Especially when you look at local outlets -- rollout of obamacare is something that has an immediate local effect.
And -- it isn't I think overwhelmed divide to shut down politics in Washington.
You know looking short term is is different from looking at this thing long term beauty and and that's going to be two different jobs for the media but short term there's uninteresting.
Story that came out of Washington Post a woman named Janet I'm Nancy -- Bible I believe that's how you pronounce it.
Was trotted out into the Rose Garden by President Obama as one of those people.
Who would benefit from Obama care and she told the Washington Post that she tried for two days to sign up.
And couldn't do -- so she finally gave up.
Right the computer glitches John -- good for TV Eric conservatives' dreams because -- they supposedly highlight everything that's wrong with the program.
But liberal media are saying a minute.
The reason your having so many computer glitches is if there's overwhelming curiosity about and demand for Obama care.
And four point seven million people on the first day just over -- the system.
People like Paul Krugman are also saying you know look at this Medicare part.
-- unbelievable -- says.
A disastrous start and now you can't -- at the sacred -- so everybody saying.
Give -- a break let free let's watch the conservatives are saying no this -- is a disaster.
The real question the question the media ought to be asking is will young people healthy young people sign up in sufficient numbers to pay for this system.
Yeah and that's the question -- I mean -- it's one thing to have people clicking on the page and checking to see what their prices are going to be.
But a lot of those people who said when they found out how much it was gonna cost -- latest -- walked away I mean.
The number of clicks on the page isn't necessarily the number of people signing up.
Well actually and and Judy -- like very much how you framed the debate me in appreciated that this is an unfolding story.
On it out in week in this is insurance is one of the most aggravating things in life for anybody to deal with reading your policy you can -- your -- out.
Who hasn't been you know who could actually.
Keep saying doing that.
And it's a tough thing so if you're talking about somebody who has no insurance at all.
Then there's then there is just it would seem the self serving incentive to to -- your economic and kids going your fiscal.
Future and your health future so that's kind of a different category and I think a lot of stories have been out there.
About dean campaigns to get used to sign up here's what you should be looking forward to though.
And I think -- federal government and the state governments are holding back the massive marketing an ad campaigns that will be coming out.
Maybe they knew that to -- because there may be coaches and the rollout which there are.
This is in when you mention -- Washington Post woman who couldn't sign up.
I bet she will as time goes on because you have window until mid December to sign up.
And you will see whether the media -- -- whether the media have.
The wherewithal to cover this thing as it goes along because it's it's obviously a more a bigger story than just the opening day the opening week.
Lynn Sweet Judy Miller thank you bill thank you thank you for.
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