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The Medicare NewsGroup asked its newly formed Medicare Leaders Advisory Board – a group of prominent former leaders of the federal program and political veterans – this question: “What context should journalists have in order to evaluate competing Medicare reform proposals?”...

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Psychologist and mom Polly Palumbo didn't just get mad when she read irresponsible media coverage of children's health issues — she started debunking it in her blog, Momma Data.

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On the hunt for the best SXSW panels where health and journalism collide? Angilee Shah shares her picks in Austin.

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Global health journalist Sam Loewenberg is passionate about his work. But if you really want to get a rise out of him, ask him to talk about how media organizations treat freelance journalists trying to do serious journalism.  

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Today's Reporting on Health Daily Briefing is keeping up with health care reform battles, grammar wars and hospitals' care for illegal immigrants.

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Veteran food policy journalist Christopher Cook offers context on "food deserts" and how to identify and report on them in your community.

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In California alone, nearly 4 million working people lack health insurance. Many of them are young, educated professionals who freelance or work part time. These are the invisible uninsured, our neighbors and friends. Often, lacking health care is their uncomfortable secret.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll hear some of the stories of this group. Today, KALW’s Zoe Corneli reports on educated young adults who make the choice to live without health insurance.

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Dr. Wei Yu is a professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Public Economics and Administration. He also serves as director for the school's Center for Health Policy and Administration. Wei also is a fellow with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University. He is a former health economist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  He conducts economic analysis in healthcare studies for national VA healthcare research programs.

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A former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, Thomas Miller studies health care policy and regulation. A lawyer by training and a former journalist, Miller has worked on issues ranging from Medicare prescription drug benefits to medical savings accounts. While at the committee, he worked on social security reform legislation and organized a number of hearings that focused on reforms in private health care markets.

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