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Dan Diamond of The Washington Post, Neil Bedi of ProPublica and Kathleen McGrory of the Tampa Bay Times share strategies for getting big projects noticed.
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President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
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Politico's Joanne Kenen and University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley break down the case for us.
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As one mom put it: “If it were short-term, sure, we can endure that level of suffering, but for a year or two? I feel like I have to take a bit of a risk.”
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Medicare for All “has changed the dialogue about where we could go as a country,” said Joanne Kenen, Politico's executive health care editor.
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The Miami Herald's Daniel Chang and Politico's Victoria Colliver share their routines, sourcing strategies and other tips for covering the fast-moving health policy beat.
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The effort to enroll people in Mississippi illustrates the obstacles the health law must overcome in many parts of the country, particularly in deeply conservative areas.

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About one in four Texans lack health coverage, including one in three Hispanics in the state. If a significant portion of the 6.1 million uninsured here don’t or can’t enroll, national targets could be missed, the new health insurance exchanges could falter and insurance rates could spike.

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A Democratic claim about Medicare, huge appetite for generic Lipitor, and the loss of public health jobs, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Today's Daily Briefing is a bit behind schedule but is all about pushing health and health care forward.

Politics: Politico's Glenn Thrush has a great lead here: "A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in."

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