"Health Care ruling sends wave of relief through Mass." is the lead headline this morning on the Boston Globe Web site, over a news article that begins:
The Supreme Court's health care decision sent a wave of relief through Massachusetts that the benefits of President Obama's landmark law will remain intact: hundreds of millions of dollars promised for the state Medicaid program, hospitals, community health centers, and other providers.
Thousands of consumers also can continue to count on federal aid to help pay for their prescription drugs, young adults up to age 26 can remain on their parents' insurance plans, and thousands more Massachusetts residents will get help paying their insurance premiums.
The whole article reads as some kind of parody of a liberal press report. Not a single person disappointed with the ruling is quoted in the entire article. You'd think in a state that voted Scott Brown into the Senate on the strength of his opposition to ObamaCare, the largest newspaper — in an article that carries the byline of not one, not two, but three reporters, with a fourth reporter listed as having also contributed — could find at least one or two people who weren't relieved by the news that the law would go into effect.
The other flaw with the article is that it makes it sound as if those "hundreds of millions of dollars" and "federal aid" come to Massachusetts miraculously on their own without having been taken in taxes from Massachusetts residents or being borrowed from China or from future generations.