News focuses on individuals for rising health care costs

Sei Hill Kim, Andrea H. Tanner, Soo Yun Kim, Caroline Foster, Sang Hwa Oh, Jeong Heon Chang

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This study examines how the American news media have framed the question of who is responsible for rising healthcare costs in the United States. Commercial pressures seem to influence news media to focus less on such social-level causes as pharmaceutical companies, while patients-an individual-level cause-have been mentioned most frequently as being responsible for rising healthcare costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-305
Number of pages13
JournalNewspaper Research Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Affordable care act
  • Content analysis
  • Frame building
  • Framing
  • Health communication
  • Healthcare cost
  • Journalism
  • News media
  • Responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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