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Health Care Flashpoints

Whither the public plan option?

Over the next few years, health reform will succeed or fail based on a few major flashpoints that will shape... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part III

Special interest groups masquerade as ordinary citizens

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Only in America

Insurance for the insured who become uninsured

During the campaign, as the candidates sparred over health care, it became clear that the reform they had in mind... More

Did the Press Hear What We Heard?

The media bury some important news on Obama’s health plan

Barack Obama wants to do something about the health care mess, and soon. He said so at his press conference... More

Some Good Health Coverage at Local Papers

Laurels in El Paso, Dayton, and Colorado Springs

In an age when newspapers are supposed to be dying, and small papers are supposed to be dead by now... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part II

What lurks under the insurers’ gesture of friendship?

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Conseco Redux

What lessons does the Pennsylvania insurance mess have for health reform?

My colleague Ryan Chittum called attention this week to the maneuver by Conseco Senior Health Insurance Co. to rid itself... More

Baucus Watch, Part III

Montana reporter digs deep into the senator’s white paper

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

Let’s Hear It for Penalizing the Uninsured

The Daily Oklahoman passes along some suggestions

It would have been really, really nice had the Daily Oklahoman given a few more details about suggestions made by... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part I

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Who Will Be at the Table?

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Health Care Lessons From California

Arnold offers his wisdom on reform

Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Barack Obama a helping hand. While he hadn’t... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Baucus Watch, Part II

What’s really inside the senator’s health-care white paper?

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

A Laurel to the Philadelphia Inquirer

And its excellent series showing the plight of the uninsured

It’s easy now for the coverage of health care to slip into the tried and true—horse race accounts of who’s... More

Two New Story Lines for Health Care

A march to victory or a rollback of ambitions?

Dear members of the public, take your pick. Will major health care reform will happen, or will there be only... More

Huckabee on Health, Again

The preacher and his sermon

A year ago, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was out on the stump talking about health care and everything else.... More

Baucus Watch

A key senator on health reform holds a listening session

Sen. Max Baucus holds the keys to health reform. He’s chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; any health care legislation... More

Divining Medicare’s Future

CBS takes a crack at what’s in store for seniors

CBS has spent a good bit of air time telling viewers where the candidates stand on the issues. And, to... More

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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