Black News Coverage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

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The small number of healthcare stories that included a racial component  most often drew attention to disparities in coverage between the races  and between the wealthy and the poor, according to Pew.  Only 0.6% of overall healthcare coverage had an African American angle, and 4.1% of the African American newshole was devoted to healthcare, according to the Pew study. After months of partisan debate, the Obama administration was able to get passage of a major overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system.

The small number of healthcare stories that included a racial component most often drew…