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Phil Galewitz

About Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz), is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News covering Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and state health issues. He is a former member of AHCJ's board of directors.

D.C. chapter gets tips on covering Obamacare rollout

Photo by Morgan WalkerKaiser Health News’ Julie Appleby (center) talks with Georgetown University’s Sabrina Corlette at NPR.

With the opening of health care exchanges just days away, AHCJ’s Washington, D.C., chapter figured the time was ripe to share tips about how to cover the rollout of the latest part of health care overhaul.

About 40 journalists, most of them AHCJ members, attended the session at NPR’s new headquarters on Sept. 16.

They heard from some top health reporters, including Julie Rovner of NPR, Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post and Politico’s Joanne Kenen – who is AHCJ’s core topic leader on health reform – along with Sabrina Corlette from Georgetown University and a top White House adviser, who spoke off the record.

The event was put on in conjunction with the Alliance for Health Reform. Before the roundtable, journalists munched on appetizers and sipped wine, beer and soft drinks. Afterward, some journalists took tours of the NPR newsroom. Continue reading