Man Dies From Toothache, Couldn't Afford Meds
ABC's Alternate Headline:
Without Insurance, 24-year-old Dies of Toothache
Unfortunately, I'm not kidding.
First paragraph of the report:
A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.
This is a sad reflection on "professional" journalism.
Facts missing from ABC's report:
The man's wealthy aunt is "devastated":
Collins said she intends to write to President Obama and Congress to tell them what happened to Willis.“We have got to make a difference with our health care,” she said. “With people losing their jobs, they’re having to make serious choices – do I eat, or do I get my medicine? It’s crazy. And this is America.”
How about these headlines?
- Young Man Dies, Leaves Daughter Fatherless After Foolish Decision to Forgo Cheap Medical Treatment
- 18 Months After Obama Health Care Bill Becomes Law, Stupid People Are Still Dying
- Man With Rich and Famous Uncle Flouts Doctors' Orders, Pays Ultimate Price
- Tragic Stupidity Offers Opportunity for Activist Journalism
Peggy Joseph, are you paying attention?
Hat tip: Lonely Conservative