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As Trump guts ACA’s ad budget, a tour of the evidence on how advertising affects insurance sign-ups

The research suggests that less advertising tied to the Affordable Care Act will lead to less informed consumers, fewer online visitors to health exchanges and lower enrollments.
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Why journalists covering vaccinations should drop the politics

New research finds that coverage of political conflict over the measles vaccine is unlikely to change the minds of the anti-vaccination camp, but could have negative effects on public attitudes and beliefs. Is the media's coverage accentuating a false controversy?


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