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New Edition of "Covering Health Issues" Available

This 300-page book contains an overview, expert sources with telephone numbers, story ideas, websites, key facts, and a discussion of current policy proposals for all of the topics below: 

  • The uninsured
  • Private health coverage
  • Children’s health coverage
  • Medicare
  • Medicare prescription drugs
  • Medicaid
  • Long-term care
  • Health care costs
  • Quality and health information technology
  • Disparities
  • Mental health
  • Public health

Extras include a step-by-step primer on the congressional budget process, tips on covering health issues for TV and radio, and a list of websites where you can find public opinion polls on health issues. You will also find a glossary of terms related to health coverage.

To download the entire book in PDF or only certain chapters, go to www.allhealth.org/sourcebook2006/toc.asp

For an HTML version of the book in English, go to www.allhealth.org/sourcebookTOC.asp?SBID=1, or in Spanish, go to www.allhealth.org/sourcebookTOC.asp?SBID=2

 

 


Webcast: The Emerging Biosimilars Market


Watch the webcast of our June 20 panel discussion on biosimilar biological medications.

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High-Need, High-Cost Patients: Challenges & Promising Models


Health systems have applied many innovative new strategies for improving quality and reducing costs when it comes to care for high-need, high-cost patients, who typically have multiple chronic conditions. Which of these innovations show promise, and what can we learn from them? This briefing defines who high-need, high-cost patients are, discusses the importance of this population to health system transformation, presents current data on this population, and emphasizes the core elements of successful interventions.

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