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Trudy Lieberman's blog posts

posted 04/01/2020
A veteran health journalist checks in with reporters in the American heartland to see what they're covering — and how they're faring.
posted 03/05/2020
How unaffordable must health care become before the country's political stalemate lets through some legislative solutions?
posted 02/10/2020
With crucial health insurance protections hanging in the balance, journalists need to be especially rigorous and well-informed on health care policy as the campaigns unfold.
posted 01/28/2020
The American College of Physicians is calling for either a single-payer system or a government-run public option. "This is huge!" according to contributor Trudy Lieberman.
posted 01/08/2020
Having health insurance is no guarantee American families won't suddenly find themselves financially underwater, as reporter Jacob Margolis recently discovered.
posted 12/09/2019
How the media's relentless focus on potential problems and downsides to any more inclusive health system helps preserve the existing arrangement, which seems to profit everyone but patients.
posted 11/13/2019
Medicare reporting, once a staple of health care journalism, has largely disappeared from health and political beats. Seniors are paying the price.
posted 10/16/2019
There's an urgent need for better media stories that sort through the proposals and give basic descriptions of what the major plans to lower prices would do.
posted 09/17/2019
Special interests have been lobbying hard and working the airwaves to convince consumers that any Congressional efforts to correct the surprise billing problem may actually harm patients.
posted 09/05/2019
The legislative fight in Ohio that tanked several health care bills is a dark sign of the much fiercer fight to come in Congress over surprise bills and patient protections.

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A veteran health journalist checks in with reporters in the American heartland to see what they... more »
posted 04/01/20
How unaffordable must health care become before the country's political stalemate lets through... more »
posted 03/05/20
With crucial health insurance protections hanging in the balance, journalists need to be... more »
posted 02/10/20