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Pains and Gains: Health law remains a top target among conservatives (Part 5)

The newly Republican-controlled Congress isn’t wasting time to take sharp aim at President Barack Obama’s health reform law. Here’s a look at the top bills, lawsuits and debates that could mean major changes.

Immigration Reform: Will It Help or Hurt Medicare?

As Congress grapples with immigration reform, questions are arising about the impact new Americans and legal residents could have on U.S. social programs, among them the health care system.

Issue Worth Exploring: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age May Harm Minorities

Since GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, Medicare and plans to reform the program has dominated headlines....

Daily Briefing: Health Costs, Money and Budgets

The CBO estimates health law costs, states slash Medicaid, female condoms touted as fashionable and more from our Daily Briefing.

Notes on the Care Innovation Summit

Anyone who is concerned about the future transformation of the United States clinical delivery system should pay attention to the Care Innovations Summit.

Q&A with Trudy Lieberman: Finding Local Stories in the Great Medicare Debate of 2011

Veteran health journalist Trudy Lieberman shares tips for localizing the highly politicized debate over Medicare.

Capito, McKinley vote to overturn health care reform

West Virginia's two Republican U.S. representatives voted with GOP colleagues Wednesday to overturn federal health care reform.

Less Fluoride, Please

Does our drinking water have too much fluoride in it? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

25 Largely Untold Health Reform Stories

Before describing a few stories that have not received much play in the media, I'd like to mention a few publications by my Urban Institute colleagues that provide useful state and local information. One report shows, by Congressional district, the proportion of residents with various types of health coverage (uninsured, privately insured, or covered by Medicaid or other public programs).

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Since the passage of the ACA, hospital consolidation has dramatically increased. Our webinar will give an overview of this trend, clarify what’s at stake for consumers, and give journalists fresh ideas for reporting in new, incisive ways. Our panel will include experts Martin Gaynor and Paul Ginsburg, as well as NYT’s Margot Sanger-Katz. More info here.

Reporting on Health invites fellows and friends who are attending the AHCJ conference to join us for drinks and appetizers from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina, 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara.  We'll buy a drink for the first 30 folks who arrive and provide appetizers for all. RSVP here.

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