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Archived Webinar - From the White House to Community Clinics: What Happens Next for Healthcare Reform?

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
webinar, reporting on health, election 2012, health reform

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. PDT
Place: Your computer

This webinar is over. For a recorded version of the event, click here.

What happens to health and health reform after Barack Obama's re-election?

Reporting on Health brought together an expert panel to offer insights, story ideas and predictions on the road ahead for healthcare in America. We see the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement as one of the most important post-election stories and want to provide you with resources for great local and national storytelling. 

Tom Miller is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on health policy, with particular emphasis on such issues as information transparency, health insurance regulation, health care entitlement reform, and market-based alternatives to the policies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Here is his presentation:

Anna Gorman is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she writes about public health and health policy. Anna is a California Endowment National Health Journalism Fellow. She was a 2011 Nieman Fellow and has taught journalism at both Harvard University and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Here is her presentation:

Mary Agnes Carey is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News.  She has covered health reform and federal health policy for more than 15 years as an editor at CQ HealthBeat, as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for Congressional Quarterly and at Dow Jones Newswires. Mary Agnes has a thorough understanding of both the policy and politics of health reform. Here is her presentation:

Judy Waxman is the vice president of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women's Law Center. She pioneers advocacy, policy and educational strategies to promote the quality and availability of health care, including reproductive choice, for American women. Prior to joining the National Women's Law Center, Ms. Waxman served as Deputy Executive Director at Families USA for over a decade. Waxman also will share insights on what's next for health reform, based on insights gleaned from a long policy and advocacy career. Here is her presentation:


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