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“It’s nuts in Washington right now,” said Noam Levey of The Los Angeles Times. So, how does a local reporter tackle this huge national health policy story?
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Not knowing how the Affordable Care Act will be changed and the possibility that Congress and President Trump will repeal it without an adequate replacement has many Latinos worried.
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The Affordable Care Act has done far less to control health care costs than many media accounts would lead you to believe. Columnist Trudy Lieberman shows how reporters can cut through the spin.
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Cristina Sprague, a nurse practitioner in San Francisco, says the irony for many Filipino caregivers is that they often work 16-hour shifts as care providers but can’t provide care for their own children.
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Conservatives have long taken issue with Obamacare’s requirement that plans cover maternity care, and now they're in a position to do something about it.
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A former journalist and single mother of two fears that changes to the Affordable Care Act could eliminate the coverage her family depends on to manage their complex health needs.
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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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Obamacare has been a hot topic in politics since day one: it’s been a subject to many debates, mainly in means of whether or not it’s only well-intentioned and good on paper.

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The failures of the national conversation during the run-up to Obamacare's passage are now hastening its demise, with too few Americans seeing firsthand benefits.

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