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Has Cavuto Reported on the Medicare Fiasco? No, But He Has Reported on Guys Getting Liposuction

Reported by Melanie - January 23, 2006

Montel Williams was a guest on Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (January 23, 2006). Williams appeared to talk about his appointment as the national spokesperson for the "Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a patient assistance program clearinghouse launched last April. PPA has matched more than 1.2 million Americans to public and private patient assistance programs that may provide them with free or nearly free medicines."

During his interview, Williams said this to Cavuto: "Right now, this is the only program in America -- you probably did something on this last week on your show, about the fact that people are having a hard time getting through Medicare and Medicaid and getting their medications. The federal government's not doing a thing, really, to help with that..."

Comment: Montel, you can't be serious. No, Cavuto did not do "something" last week about the nightmarish start to the "landmark" Medicare/Medicaid plan that went into effect on January 1. In fact, reviewing my notes back to January 13, approximately when problems began to surface, I don't see that Cavuto has made any mention of it, much less done a "something," like a segment or a report. On the other hand, Cavuto did have time for two Brokeback Mountain bashings, for a segment about a guy who changed his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com, and for a segment about men who get liposuction. No, Montel. Fox isn't going to report problems with legislation that, when he signed it into law, George Bush said was the "greatest advance in health care coverage for America's seniors since the founding of Medicare;" that it was "reforming and modernizing this vital program." No. Hopefully the problems will pass before Fox has to acknowledge them.

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