Trying to blog about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) rules and programs while covering PPACA news stories is a little awkward because, of course, PPACA is a really controversial, partisan subject.
On the one hand, if I, as a news reporter, write news stories about bunny rabbits being soft and fluffy, and also blog about bunny rabbits being soft and fluffy, that’s not really a problem, because, clearly, just about everyone knows that bunny rabbits are soft and fluffy. There’s not a lot of controversy about that point.
Similarly, I think it’s pretty obvious that someone writing for LifeHealthPro.com might have a bias toward the idea that private insurance can, under the right circumstances, be a good thing; that it’s great if insurance agents and brokers make a lot of money (by selling great products, under the right circumstances, to the right people); and that it’s wonderful if as many people as possible can get the right amount of appropriately priced health care.
Given that I’m a reporter, it seems as if it’s also obvious that I like transparency. I want government institutions, and government-like institutions, to be as open and honest as they can be, and to give me whatever information they do release in a clear, consistent, low-key, non-hyped-up way.