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Pew: Health gets most coverage again

This week’s coverage numbers (three-page pdf) from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism show health care taking up more news space than any other topic, as it has for six of the past seven weeks. During that time, only health reform advocate Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death managed to push health from the headlines.

Last week’s health coverage, like that of weeks past, has been largely fueled by cable television and radio talk shows — it filled a quarter or more of the news hole in those media while only making up 14 percent of total coverage overall.

Watch Sebelius confirmation hearing

Sen. Edward Kennedy has opened the confirmation hearing for Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Opening comments and testimony (PDF) are available.

Today’s White House health summit to be webcast

USA Today reports that the White House Forum on Health Reform, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET today, will be webcast on the White House Web site and C-SPAN.org will stream some of it as well.

Mark Memmott of USA Today will be reporting highlights of the forum this afternoon.

The agenda and attendees of the forum have been released. Sen. Edward Kennedy is now expected to attend the forum, one of few appearances he’s made in Washington since being diagnoses with brain cancer.

If possible, we will embed video of the forum here at Covering Health.

Update: The White House has unveiled HealthReform.gov. I’m having trouble getting the webcast from that site but C-SPAN is carrying it. Also try this page once the sessions resume.

The White House is live-blogging the forum. Folks are using #WHHCS as a Twitter hashtag.

The White House is offering multiple video feeds of all of the breakout sessions, that begin at 2 p.m. ET. Links to the breakout sessions: