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As drug manufacturers launch a $100 million campaign in a bid to shift the blame over soaring drug prices, how might reporters best cover this urgent issue?
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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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Why not allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices? Economists such as Neeraj Sood worry such a move would hamper crucial innovations over time. But not everyone agrees.
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"I’ve been startled to see the debate over the AHCA reignite a political philosophy and policy approach that seemed to be have been discredited — and be in sharp decline," writes former health care journalist Michael Millenson.
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"We are now in another war of words over health care," writes Trudy Lieberman, "and the first casualty, as in any war, is always truth." For examples, look no further than the recent dialogue on Medicare.
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Speakers Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute, MIT's Jonathan Gruber, and Politico health care reporter Jennifer Haberkorn help us sort through the massive changes on the health reform horizon.
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Amid talk of ACA repeal, the signs suggest that the new Congress and president will diminish the emphasis on value-based health care. Here's what reporters should keep in mind.
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A new study finds that patients at in-network hospitals received "surprise" bills from out-of-network doctors 22% of the time. In this Q&A, author Zack Cooper explains the study and what might be done to stop such surprises.
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Trump's election victory has spurred new fears of changes to Medicare. But the move to privatize Medicare has been underway for decades, with Medicare Advantage representing the movement's most recent guise.
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"As a data journalist, let me state my bias: I do not like scorecards," writes veteran data journalist Ron Campbell. "I’m greedy. I want all the data, and I want to analyze it myself." Here's how you can start doing the same.

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