• What’s the practical implication of a plan—can enough people use it to provide a real choice, as advocates claim? Will it be touted as reform but actually fall short, as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountabilty Act (HIPAA) did in 1996? That’s a story journalists missed back then, as CJR pointed out at the time.
• Show how it will affect different groups of people.
• Move beyond the ideology. There’s a lot more to talk about than insurers demagoguing “socialized medicine” and advocates hoping for single-payer through the back door.
For more from Trudy Lieberman on health reform, click here.