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Fueled by a hashtag, social media delivers three words on Obamacare

In the latest development of this social media-fueled presidential campaign, thousands took to Twitter Tuesday to proclaim their love -- or hatred -- of the Affordable Care Act with the hashtag #ObamacareInThreeWords
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Top of the Morning: Samantha Caiola Edition

Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and social media feeds they turn to first every morning. This week, we caught up with Samantha Caiola, public health reporter for the Sacramento Bee. Here are her top morning reads.
Dentist Marco I–iguez Raya looks over Palm Springs resident Vic Yepello's teeth to follow up on his root canal.

The allure of cheap doctors, drugs and dentists in Mexico

For a growing number of Californians living near the border, Mexico offers what the United States does not: Reliable health care at an affordable price.
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Herd Immunity: The fight against superbugs starts with a doctor’s pen

In a recent Reuters series, a team of reporters exposed what we still don't know about superbugs and highlighted a huge hole in that knowledge: the inaccuracy of death certificates.
Skyrocketing health costs

U.S. healthcare system is bleeding us to death by design

The U.S. healthcare system is produced and fueled by crony capitalism. Activist investor Dave Chase bottom lined the result (Forbes): “The Middle Class is in a 20-year long economic depression that is at least 95 percent due to health care.”
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Live in Philadelphia? Check out the opening at WHYY's The Pulse

Award-winning, national health, science and innovation radionshow, The Pulse, is seeking a new Reporter/Producer.
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For first time, national data reveal just how hard foster care is on children’s health

A new analysis of national data reveals for the first time just a slew of disparities between the mental and physical health of children placed in foster care and otherwise similar kids.
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The soaring costs of air ambulances is capturing national attention

The use of air ambulances is on the rise and so are the sky-high surprise bills that often follow. So far states have been stymied in their efforts to regulate the industry. It's a story worth exploring in your community.


Soaring out-of-pocket costs, rising premiums, and shaky insurance exchanges raise urgent questions this election season. What policies might address these problems, and how do the presidential candidates’ health plans differ? This webinar will give an overview of each candidates’ policy prescriptions and provide reporters with crucial context for covering one of the election’s most important but overlooked issues.

The 2017 California Fellowship, for California-based journalists only, will be held March 5-9, 2017 in Los Angeles. This Fellowship will focus on vulnerable populations and access to care and health care reform and innovation. We also take an in-depth look at how community conditions influence individuals' prospects for health. Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to assist with the costs of reporting an ambitious Fellowship project on a California health issue, as well as six months of mentoring by a Senior Fellow. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1.  For more information, go here.


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