Last updated on: 11/28/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

USA Today Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“As if Congress didn’t already have enough to do next year on jobs and taxes, incoming Republican leaders have made repeal of the new health reform law one of their top priorities.

What a monumental waste of time and energy…

From a substantive standpoint, repeal would take the nation back to an unacceptable status quo.

[S]ome 50 million people in America – one of every six – have no health insurance. Many suffer without care, or go to emergency rooms for expensive treatment that everyone else pays for through higher premiums or taxes.

People who do have insurance can lose it when they lose a job, or have their policies canceled at the whim of insurance companies. Others are bankrupted when treatment for cancer or another serious illness costs more than their lifetime limit.

The new law takes a big step toward addressing these and other problems…”

“Our View on Medical Reform: Don’t Try to Repeal the New Health Care Law, Improve It,” www.usatoday.com, Nov. 7, 2010

Description:

“USA TODAY is proud to maintain our position as a leader in newspaper readership while also growing our reach on new platforms. We have a circulation of 1.8 million and a readership of 3.3 million. USATODAY.com has 16.7 million unique visitors a month.

USA TODAY readers find our brand approachable and friendly while still being smart and informed. In short, we invite everyone to the table. This inclusiveness is what sets us apart from our competition.

Our products, with their bold color and graphics, appeal to our reader who research shows is visually driven, imaginative and artistic. USATODAY.com allows readers to connect with one another and the brand while staying well-informed of the day’s latest news.”

“USA TODAY: Brand,” www.usatoday.com (accessed Feb. 8, 2011)

Mission:

“USA TODAY hopes to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.”

Homepage, www.usatoday.com (accessed Feb. 8, 2011)

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  1. Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?