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Covering the fourth season of open enrollment

Sept. 29, 2016
Katherine Hempstead, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, discussed the upcoming enrollment season, story ideas and some of the data the foundation has gathered to better understand the status of the insurance market.

View from CMS: Andy Slavitt talks to AHCJ

March 2016
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt oversees Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program and the ACA health insurance exchanges. And he's deeply involved with CMS efforts to improve value and quality of U.S. health care by changing delivery models and payment incentives. He's talking to AHCJ members about what's ahead this year. 

Master your market: Data to cover insurance under the ACA

July 2015
Katherine Hempstead, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shared data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Learn about insurance carriers in each state – their enrollment, premiums, claims and several measures of utilization. 

The other part of health reform: Changing the delivery of care
The ACA is more than a way to extend health care coverage to millions of Americans. The 2010 law also takes steps to shift how we deliver health care – to do a better job of managing chronic diseases, to make hospitals safer, to move away from fee-for-service, to get more quality for our health care spending.

Covering how states will prepare for second ACA enrollment season
The second enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins in November – just after the elections. What do states have to do to prepare? What tasks await the states using HealthCare.gov versus their own exchanges?

How will rural Ameri­cans tap into the insurance marketplaces?
Experts and journalists discuss how the health insurance marketplaces will affect rural Americans.

Federal exchanges: News briefing for regional and local reporters
CMS officials answered questions from reporters about the federal health insurance marketplace. Reporters had direct, on-the-record access to Gary Cohen, deputy administrator and director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, and Julie Bataille, director, CMS Office of Communications.

The state countdown: Fate of exchanges after the election
Just days after the November elections, states will have to make final (or reasonably final) decisions about whether they are going to run their own health insurance exchange and what that will look like – or whether the federal government will take responsibility for all or part of the exchange.

Webcast: The Supreme Court has ruled. Now what?
To assist reporters across the country who will need to localize the decision and what it means for their states and local communities, AHCJ will host a one-hour online roundtable of experts to offer you suggestions on stories you can pursue right away and in the weeks ahead. We will help you identify stories that make sense for you as a local or regional reporter.

Video

Five former secretaries of HHS talk about the Affordable Care Act
In a first-of-its-kind gathering in June 2015, five U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretaries talk about the American way of health care. These leaders – Kathleen Sebelius, Donna Shalala, Louis W. Sullivan,Tommy Thompson and David Mathews – also presided over the agency as astounding progress occurred in biomedical research, the American population grew older and more diverse, and repeated attempts were made to expand access to care. What can these former officials tell us about the government’s evolving role in health, and about bringing a divided nation together around better health for all? Moderated by PBS’Judy Woodruff.
(Video credit to Aspen Institute, Spotlight Health/Aspen Ideas Festival)

President Obama on the "Colbert Report"

President Barack Obama appeared on the comedy show on Dec. 9, 2014. Erik Wemple of The Washington Post describes it: "The two also pulled off a stunt in which Obama sat in Colbert’s chair and played the temporary role of Colbert’s faux-conservative TV commentator. “Nation, as you know, I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president,” said Obama. “The guy is so arrogant. I bet he talks about himself in the third person.” With that, Obama-as-Colbert went on a false tirade against Obamacare, outlining various strategies for killing it off." Watch the extended video.

Burwell discusses Ebola, insurance exchanges and other health care policy issues

On Oct. 9, 2014, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell attended a policy breakfast with reporters, which was sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Affairs. Burwell made comments on the Ebola response, HealthCare.gov and other health care policy issues.

Burwell gives speech on goals as Secretary

On Sept. 23, 2014, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell gave her first big ACA-themed speech at The Brookings Institution on Sept. 23, 2014. In the address, she summarized the achievements of the Affordable Care Act and she discussed her role as secretary and outlined four goals.

Video shares tips for using data to cover health reform

 

Katherine Hempstead, Ph.D., discusses story ideas, highlights of six databases on health reform.





President Obama Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as secretary of Health and Human Services

President Obama thanks outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her work and announces he is nominating the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her successor. (April 11, 2014)