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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00am
Here’s the first question you should ask when someone contacts you with a tip about something amiss with a patient’s care: “Can you get access to the medical records?”
May 24, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:00am
History offers us some basic lessons on how well high-risk pools work for insuring sicker enrollees, with preexisting conditions. Their track record is hardly encouraging.
May 22, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The Daily Meal team is looking for a powerhouse editor to run the Healthy Eating channel, while KQED needs a Senior Editor to assist in news reporting, features and podcasts.
May 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am
Parents of undocumented children who qualify for California’s Medicaid program have asked to be unenrolled or have their information scrubbed from databases.
May 18, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00am
How do you cover issues of transgender health with sensitivity and thoughtfulness? Journalist Keren Landman explains how she got up to speed as she first approached the beat.
May 16, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00am
I still can remember that defensive feeling that welled up in me when my editor doubted me. He wanted to know how I knew my subject's claim of having served in Vietnam was true.
May 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Are you a graduate student who is interested in making a positive impact on the Type 2 Diabetes community? If so, apply for the The Healthline Stronger Scholarship Program.
May 12, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:31pm
Last week, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. We've asked journalists, nonprofit leaders, and health care practitioners to share what they’re hearing from people in their cities and states.
May 09, 2017 | 1 comments
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00am
The only way to insure everyone at a reasonable cost is to make sure everyone — healthy and sick — is in the risk pool together. The House GOP plan won't achieve that goal.
May 05, 2017 | 2 comments
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:00am
It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
May 04, 2017 | 1 comments
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:00am
States such as Kentucky and Arizona are seeking to change how their Medicaid programs work through new policies that include work requirements, enrollment lockouts and increased cost sharing.
May 03, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
During last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! the late night host told the emotional story of his newborn son Billy, linking the story to the current debate on pre-existing conditions in Congress.
May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Capital Public Radio and RI Public Radio are searching for new health reporters to join their growing teams.
May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:27am

In 1964 healthcare was one-third the cost of an average family’s housing and utility bills. Today, healthcare is equal to housing and utility bills.

May 01, 2017 | 80 comments
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
People want to sound like the most interesting version of themselves. That's why reporters should be skeptical of a source's self-proclaimed job description.
April 28, 2017 | 0 comments



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