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May 09, 2017 | 1 comments
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... more
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May 05, 2017 | 2 comments
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.
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May 04, 2017 | 1 comments
It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
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May 03, 2017 | 0 comments
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.
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May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
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.
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May 02, 2017 | 0 comments
Capital Public Radio and RI Public Radio are searching for new health reporters to join their growing teams.
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May 01, 2017 | 80 comments

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.

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April 28, 2017 | 0 comments
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.
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In reviewing the series that I wrote for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism School of Health Journalism, it is critical to remember that it was penned during a very different political climate... more
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April 24, 2017 | 3 comments
Overtreatment can pose a huge harm to patients, with the complications worse than the original problem at times. Consider arthroscopic surgery for knee pain.
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April 21, 2017 | 1 comments
U.S. spending on health care alone is large enough to make it the world's fifth largest economy. A more thoughtful, evidence-driven approach to delivering care could curb such staggering statistics.
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April 20, 2017 | 0 comments
Check out health reporter positions at The Herald News, Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Connecticut Mirror.
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April 19, 2017 | 3 comments
Can you imagine a lawyer stopping in the middle of a divorce deposition to type up everything that was just said? Why then do we ask doctors to do such rote tasks?
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April 18, 2017 | 0 comments
Journalists have heard it a million times: use multiple sources. But as William Heisel explains, that means more than conducting a bunch of interviews and filling up notebooks.
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April 14, 2017 | 1 comments
California and Michigan offer real-world laboratories for state policies that clamp down on vaccine exemptions, and the early results are very encouraging.

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