There are two more resources to share with you from two of health journalisms’ ever-helpful friends, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform.
Kaiser has started posting on its site a series called “Notes on Health Insurance and Reform. Written by Larry Levitt, senior vice president for special initiatives and senior adviser to the president at the Foundation, and Gary Claxton, vice president and director of the health care marketplace project.
They are both very good at tackling all those complicated regulatory and insurance issues that some of us may have just a few itsy bitsy questions about. The posts are short, and clear, very helpful. Two of the initial posts cover topics we’ve addressed here too on Covering Health (the high risk pool program and aspects of the exchanges). Here’s a link to the RSS feed, too.
The Alliance is adding another layer to its online sourcebook, updating the reference book pages with relevant local news stories from around the country. You can click on the sourcebook pages in the table of contents, choose a chapter (here’s the one on health reform) and you’ll see the local news stories on the right hand side of the website. Or you can sign up in the email alerts section of www.allhealth.org (which is how I get them) or naturally, there’s a Twitter feed. We’ll take a look from time to time at some of those local stories and see what lessons they hold for health care reporters elsewhere.