Health Care Top Story in Nation’s Newspapers
The day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law, newspapers around the country dedicated their front pages to the historic ruling.
The Newseum’s display of front pages, located in front of the museum on Pennsylvania Avenue, provided a backdrop for media outlets and reading material for passersby. The newspapers are posted daily at 7:30 a.m.
The Supreme Court’s ruling was of particular interest to Carolyn Williams of Augusta, Ga., who was dropped from her health insurance plan and has had to pay higher monthly premiums.
“It’s disappointing that our governor won’t act until after the election,” Williams said, while reading the front page of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution with two of her daughters. “But justice will prevail.”
Ian Hainline of Chapel Hill, N.C., was struck by what the law was called in headlines.
“It’s ‘Obama’s health law’ in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and ‘Health law’ in the Los Angeles Times,” he said.
Every morning, more than 800 newspapers from around the world submit their front pages electronically to the Newseum for its exhibit. The Pennsylvania Avenue display includes one front page from each state, the District of Columbia and a rotating selection of international papers. All 800 front pages are available online at newseum.org, and on the Newseum's Today’s Front Pages iPhone app.
The Supreme Court’s ruling was also the focus of the Newseum’s popular “Today’s Top Ten Front Pages” online feature in which 10 front pages are selected daily for exceptional news presentation.Related Links: