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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.
posted 08/06/2019
A growing group of small and medium-size businesses have signed on to changing how the nation’s health insurance system works. Here's why they're frustrated.
posted 07/02/2019
“The actual debate won’t be about access — it will be about cost containment for all people,” says Harvard's Robert Blendon, a veteran health care pollster.
posted 06/27/2019
Four news outlets have taken impressive, in-depth looks at how and why children are dying after surgeries to repair damaged hearts since 2014. So what's going on here?
posted 06/27/2019
Taken together these stories on pediatric surgery programs raises serious questions about American hospitals and the care they provide. Here are a few worthy of further examination.

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posted 01/08/20
How the media's relentless focus on potential problems and downsides to any more inclusive health... more »
posted 12/09/19
Medicare reporting, once a staple of health care journalism, has largely disappeared from health... more »
posted 11/13/19