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The High Cost of Health Care

Do journalists deserve some of the blame?

What the heck, you may be asking, do journalists have to do with the soaring costs of pharmaceuticals or a... More

On Health Care, a Warning from the States

Big talk of reform dried up in the legislatures

The news from the states about reforming health care is less than promising. You might even call it grim, foreshadowing... More

Turning Point: Health Care

He said/she said is bad medicine. Time to dive in to analysis

This is part six of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election’s general campaign. Links to the... More

How Not to Cover a Speech

In health care, challenge the bromides

The Roanoke Times ran a story on Friday about Barack Obama’s campaign kickoff in Southwest Virginia. It’s the kind of... More

Inside the Insurers’ Bag of Tricks

Two newspapers take a hard look

Back in February we praised the Los Angeles Times and its reporter, Lisa Girion, for tailing California’s big health insurers... More

Watch the Democrats, Part II

The Hill’s skeptical story still stands

A story in The Hill a few weeks ago, which we reported on, offered some grim comments from members of... More

No More “Socialized Medicine” — Part II

The New York Times gets it right, too

Even before The Associated Press declared that John McCain was wrong when he called the Democratic candidates' health plans socialized... More

Do Dems Want Health-Care Reform?

Some hedging in the halls of Congress

Health care reform won’t happen no matter how forcefully the candidates push unless Congress goes along. While the Democratic contenders... More

No More “Socialized Medicine”—at least from the AP

One loaded term down, many to go

Maybe John McCain still believes that the health car plans offered by Democratic candidates “move closer to a nationalized health... More

Dick Cheney’s Health Care

Good enough for you? Moyers raises the equity question

Bill Moyers Journal last week featured the California Nurses Association--not the usual Moyers Q and A with a guest, but... More

About Those Holes in Your Health Policy

As campaigns discuss the uninsured, the insured have their own problems

How ironic that the campaign has been marked by Democrats pushing for universal health insurance coverage just as the country... More

The World’s Best Health Care—Really?

John McCain’s campaign canard

The Rocky Mountain News’s coverage of John McCain’s campaign stop in Denver last week raises an important issue for reporters,... More

McCain’s Health-Care Muddle

What’s he doing? Don’t ask the media

John McCain finally came forth this week with what his campaign dubbed a major policy speech, laying out his To... More

Missing: Single-Payer in Pennsylvania

What David Brancaccio, and the rest of the press, left out

The Pennsylvania primary may be over, but one of the campaign’s hottest and most fiercely contested issues—whether the state on... More

Health Reform and the Single Girl

A fresh take on the candidate’s health care ideas—from Glamour

Health reform reportage could use some freshening up. We’ve been through nearly seven months of pronouncements, misstatements, and miscues, of... More

Memo to McCain: Dems Are Not Calling for Government Health Care

Stephanopoulos tries (unsuccessfully) to set the record straight

On his This Week program on Sunday, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos seemed to try to redeem his thoroughly unstellar performance in... More

McCain’s Quiet Medicare Bombshell

Privatizing Medicare one inch at a time

Tuesday night the News Hour with Jim Lehrer dutifully reported that John McCain had been in Pittsburgh that day—tax day,... More

$17 Million a Day to Influence Congress

Health interests dole out the dough to get their way

On Bill Moyers Journal Friday night, David Beckmann, who heads the hunger advocacy group Bread for the World, recalled his... More

The Forgotten Health Issue

Why is no one talking about long-term care?

The Los Angeles Times provided a wide opening for the media to ask the candidates about their plans for long-term... More

Globe Dissects McCain’s Health Plan

More questions raised than answered

Cheers to The Boston Globe for taking a look at John McCain’s ideas for health reform. McCain had pretty much... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


Is the rising Democratic majority doomed?

“My belief … is that conservatism as we know it is doomed”

FCC, in a shift, backs fast lanes for Web traffic

The proposal comes three months after a federal appeals court struck down, for the second time, agency rules intended to guarantee a free and open Internet

Big food

Michael Pollan thinks Wall Street has way too much influence over what we eat

Why Felix Salmon is joining Fusion

“The core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text”

The greatest threat to women

Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it

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