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March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
The media critic in Jost laments that "so much coverage is focused on politics within the Republican Party, to a much greater extent than on what the legislation would specifically do."
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March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Don't miss your chance to apply for the Center for Health Journalism's 2017 National Fellowship, applications are due March 24.
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March 23, 2017 | 0 comments
The trend towards putting responsibility for one’s health squarely on the shoulders of individuals lets the government off the hook for its part in looking after its citizens, argues sociologist... more
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Everything we hear about healthcare from the GOP and Dems is a scam. In Shakespeare’s words: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”...

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March 21, 2017 | 1 comments
Conservative notions about the "undeserving poor" have returned with a vengeance in the debate over Medicaid, writes contributor Trudy Lieberman.
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March 21, 2017 | 0 comments
Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
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March 20, 2017 | 7 comments
The tendency to blame the patient in the wake of deaths or complications often serves to obscure mistakes made by health care providers.
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March 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It's not my fear though. It's the fear others have about all things ACEs.

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March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Are broad mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse good policy, or just good politics? Critics contend they can let real abuse cases fall through the cracks.
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March 17, 2017 | 0 comments
Kaiser Health News is looking for a new Web Producer to manage the website and newsletter. Also, applications are being accepted for the 2017 National Fellowship and the Journalist in Aging... more
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March 15, 2017 | 3 comments
Is transforming California into a single-payer health care system a moonshot? Not according to proponents such as gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom or the California Nurses Association.
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March 14, 2017 | 3 comments
What would a more thorough effort to figure out what went wrong in health care-related deaths look like? Does medicine need the equivalent of aviation's black box?
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March 13, 2017 | 0 comments
On Monday the CBO published their analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Trump administration's latest effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here's what social media had to say.
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March 13, 2017 | 0 comments
Need a Saturday scan? MRIs are much harder to come by on weekends at many hospitals. How can that still be in today's on-demand economy?

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The engagement editor's mission: to advance the work of our California media partners, furthering public knowledge, storytelling, engagement and connection around community health and health policy issues in diverse communities. The ideal candidate will have both journalism and community engagement experience. Go to this link to apply.

Because of the press of healthcare news on March 24, the original deadline for applying for our  all-expenses-paid 2017 National Fellowship, we have extended the deadline to Monday, March 27.  The Felllowship offers five days of intensive workshops, field trips and discussions, along with $2,000-$12,000 grants for reporting and community engagement and six months of mentoring.  Click here for details. 

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