This publication is made possible by a generous grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J., whose interest in assuring better access to health care for all Americans is, we trust, served by the publication. Special thanks go to Stuart Schear of the Foundation, whose communications skills made his advice on this project invaluable.
We are grateful to Karen Pollitz of Georgetown University, who wrote the chapter on "Individual Coverage"; Bob Rosenblatt, now partially retired from the Los Angeles Times, for his work on "Employer-Sponsored Coverage"; Julie Rovner of National Public Radio, who wrote the appendix, "How Our Laws Are Really Made"; Kim Lipsky of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, who edited the Department of Veterans Affairs appendix; and Deborah Potter of NewsLab, drawing on her years of television reporting experience, who again contributed the appendix on "Covering Health Care Costs, the Uninsured, and Other Health Policy Stories for Broadcast." Marilyn Moon of the American Institute of Research reviewed specific chapters for accuracy, and Mary Ann Campbell helped to make it more readable.
Thanks also to our Journalist Advisory Group, whose members provided insights that made this book better: Deborah Barfield Berry, Newsday; Kristen Hallam, Bloomberg News; John MacDonald, Hartford Courant; Tony Pugh, Knight Ridder Newspapers; Julie Rovner, National Public Radio; Bruce Seeman, Newhouse News Service; Marilyn Serafini, National Journal; and Jeff Tieman, Modern Healthcare.
The sourcebook was designed by Alisa Prendergast of Cyberonyx International in Stafford, VA.
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COVERING HEALTH ISSUES 2004
CHAPTER 1 - THE UNINSURED
CHAPTER 2 - EMPLOYER-SPONSORED COVERAGE
CHAPTER 3 - INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE
CHAPTER 4 - CHILDREN'S COVERAGE
CHAPTER 5 - MEDICARE
CHAPTER 6 - PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
CHAPTER 7 - MEDICAID
CHAPTER 8 - HEALTH CARE COSTS
CHAPTER 9 - RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES
CHAPTER 10 - MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER 11 - PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 12 - REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
APPENDIX A - HOW OUR LAWS ARE REALLY MADE
APPENDIX B - POLLS ON HEALTH CARE ISSUES
APPENDIX C - COVERING HEALTH CARE ISSUES FOR BROADCAST
APPENDIX D - DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS