We are pleased to present the latest edition of "Covering Health Issues," made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
You will find a dozen very readable chapters on some of the hottest health policy topics -- health reform, health care costs, health care quality, employer-sponsored coverage, individual coverage, children's coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, disparities, public health and mental health. Each chapter offers fast facts on the topic, background information, likely policy debates, tips for reporters covering this topic, story ideas for reporters, experts with contact information and helpful websites. You will also find appendices on the congressional budget process, polls on health care issues, and covering health issues for TV and radio.
Although designed with reporters in mind, "Covering Health Issues" is useful for anyone looking for concise, balanced information about the topics presented.
We welcome your comments about how we might improve the online version of this publication. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us at 202/789-2300.
Executive Vice President
Alliance for Health Reform
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CHAPTER 1 - HEALTH REFORM
CHAPTER 2 - COST OF HEALTH CARE
CHAPTER 3 - QUALITY OF CARE
CHAPTER 4 - EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE
CHAPTER 5 - INDIVIDUAL HEALTH COVERAGE
CHAPTER 6 - CHILDREN'S HEALTH COVERAGE
CHAPTER 7 - MEDICARE
CHAPTER 8 - MEDICAID
CHAPTER 9 - LONG-TERM CARE
CHAPTER 10 - DISPARITIES
CHAPTER 11 - MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
CHAPTER 12 - PUBLIC HEALTH
APPENDIX A - THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PROCESS
APPENDIX B - POLLS ON HEALTH CARE ISSUES
APPENDIX C - COVERING HEALTH ISSUES FOR TV & RADIO