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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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Open Enrollment Preview: Checking the Vitals of the Marketplaces


The Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces rely on robust competition to control costs and to provide consumer choice. But the decisions of several large insurers to scale back their 2017 marketplace participation, and the failure of many health insurance co-ops will leave marketplace shoppers in many states with fewer choices than they had in 2016. Furthermore, those insurers remaining in the exchanges have often found their marketplace customers to be less healthy than they projected, and they are raising premiums in response. Our briefing focuses on these trends, what they mean for the long-term viability of the marketplaces, and what public policy steps can be taken to bring more healthy people into the risk pool and to encourage insurer participation in the individual market.

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