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Leading journalists and a former Obamacare official offered predictions, discussed possible outcomes and shared story ideas for the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell at a Reporting on Health webinar this week.

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Rampant consolidation among hospitals and doctors' practices was the theme of our Tuesday webinar with guests Paul B. Ginsburg of USC and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times. Here's a recap of what they had to say on how the trend is shaping U.S. health care, and what might be done in response.

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If you are a Californian having a baby for the first time, choose your hospital wisely. You might even wish to move. A recent report from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce revealed alarming discrepancies in outcomes for low-risk pregnancies at high-performing and low-perform

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A look at federal inspection reports will reveal how hospitals have failed to protect patients from contracting serious, and sometimes deadly, infections.

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Are reporters placing too much emphasis on hospitals and not enough emphasis on the overall health of the community and the factors that influence it? The forces ultimately shaping our health aren't always the obvious ones.

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More than a quarter of the hospitals in the Pittsburgh area have closed since 2000, drastically reducing the amount of charitable care available to the poor. Where are they getting care?

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Sean D. Hamill wrote this report for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellow and Dennis Hunt Health Journalism Fund grantee. Other stories in the series include can be found here.

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Sean D. Hamill wrote this report for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a 2013 National Health Journalism Fellow and Dennis Hunt Health Journalism Fund grantee.

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One would think that hospitals everywhere would be looking at the VA's success and saying, “How do I get in on this?” But even where the results are stunning – in Kentucky – hospitals are not choosing to replicate the initiative.

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