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Pamela,  I wrote a blog post about my experience: http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2015/01/15/narrowing-networks-hits-home I did... more »
On the advice of a local agent, I purchased a policy with Healthnet, which considers local Sutter providers to be preferred providers.  I... more »
Your post captured the complexity of  current health insurance options, which are difficult to understand even for people like us who write... more »
It's so great to hear that you're taking the results back to the community. Congratulations on a terrific project!
Here's another well-reported take on Jobs' prospects from Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/health/... more »
What a powerful personal coda to a compelling series!  You really captured the angst with which reporters grapple when we're called upon to... more »
Excellent points. I would also like to see more transparency about the authors of the many op ed pieces that appear in newspapers under the... more »

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"Narrowing of networks" was an abstract concept to me until Blue Shield narrowed my own network... more »
posted 01/15/15
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book reminds us of how much progress we've made in 25 years to assure... more »
posted 07/29/14
Congratulations to four recent California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows for being chosen... more »
posted 02/27/13

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Posted by marthashirk | Thursday, 2015-01-22, 13:08
Pamela,  I wrote a blog post about my experience: http://www.reportingonhealth.org/2015...
Posted by marthashirk | Thursday, 2015-01-22, 13:06
On the advice of a local agent, I purchased a policy with Healthnet, which considers local Sutter...
Posted by marthashirk | Wednesday, 2012-11-28, 09:24
Your post captured the complexity of  current health insurance options, which are difficult...