CNN asks Mancos residents about health-care ruling

Mancos, the town 30 miles west of Durango, received its moment in the spotlight Friday on CNN not for its 9,000-acre wildfire, but for its Small Town America views on Obamacare.

The 24-hour news station visited Mancos this week with a camera and a reporter to interview residents about President Barack Obamas health-care law that was cleared Thursday by the Supreme Court.

The five-minute piece features residents who support the overhaul and residents who do not. It said 59 percent of the town population 1,300 voted for John McCain in 2008. It portrayed life-long residents as conservatives and liberals as transplants.

The report concludes by saying Mancos may be a long way from anywhere, but like everywhere, it is divided about health care.

Only once did the cameras show the 9,279-acre Weber Fire to acknowledge that health care may not be the top concern for residents.

Herald Staff