Court ruling opens door for reporting on new law

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Melissa Preddy of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism followed up on Monday’s court ruling that part of the federal health care reform law is unconstitutional.

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Preddy puts the ruling in perspective and includes background about other lawsuits in the works. She also offers a number of story ideas to help reporters explain how the new law will affect their audience as well as some interesting stories to look at when planning your coverage.

Preddy even shares how her premiums have increased and how her insurer shared the news with her – the company attributed the higher costs to the mandates of the health care law.

For lots more ideas from journalists on the front lines, be sure to see these AHCJ resources:

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