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Reporting in the midst of uncertainty: Chronicling health reform across the country

Reporting in the midst of uncertainty: Chronicling health reform across the country

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Ed. Note: For Tracie Potts, it was anything but straightforward to chronicle challenges to the Affordable Care Act under President Trump. She ultimately traveled to four communities to report on the impact on patients and families. But as she traveled last fall and winter, the debate on the Affordable Care Act seesawed back and forth almost daily. She soon realized that her central challenge would be capturing and airing the story before it changed.
 
With this post, we share the second of an occasional series of “vlogs” on the experience of tackling an ambitious, impact-oriented journalism project for Center for Health Journalism Fellows.
 

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