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As health reform gets underway, will employers still provide health insurance for workers or leave them to fend for themselves in the new insurance exchanges? We sort out the issues and offer resources for your work.

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Although the number of Californians without health insurance fell in 2011, the good news is overshadowed by fewer people getting insurance through their jobs.

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Barack Obama's reelection means that health reform will remain a critical part of the health care beat. A veteran health journalist offers some tips for your coverage going forward.

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Now that we've all voted – right? – our attention is turning to how health reform and Medicare changes might be affected by the results of today's election.

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Get fresh insights and new story ideas from our one-hour webinar on covering health reform post-election.

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Missed last night's Presidential debate? Here's a round-up of analysis of what the candidates said about health - and what they didn't say.

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The federal Affordable Care Act will likely help many immigrants, but questions and hurdles remain. And minority populations start from a big deficit on health insurance.

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With the Supreme Court poised to issue its ruling on “Obamacare” any day now, many of us find ourselves wondering whether our nation’s highest court will ...make it MORE difficult for this country to achieve what virtually every other industrialized nation already guarantees as a fundamental human r
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Obamacare myths that won't die, TB patient arrested, and what's behind a recent drop in soda sales, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalists and pundits alike speculated freely this week about how the Supreme Court will rule on health reform, based mostly on the justices' comments during oral arguments. Should they have?

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