Coretopic:Health Reform

The health reform pages of the AHCJ site are intended to help health care journalists understand the wide range of concepts incorporated in the implementation of health care reform. Health care journalists curate the resources on these pages specifically for other reporters. In addition to resources, you’ll find story ideas, tip sheets, wisdom from others in the field and commentaries designed to help journalists at all levels, whether you’re just entering the profession, moving to health reform from another beat or have been reporting and editing on health for many years.

Joseph BurnsJoseph Burns (@jburns18), AHCJ’s health reform topic leader, is writing blog posts, tip sheets, articles and gathering resources to help AHCJ members cover the complex implementation of health reform.

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New Shared Wisdom

Poverty and economic justice

When I was covering health care, I loved it because I was writing about people. I realized that underlying almost all of the more extraordinary health stories were poverty stories. See it now »

New Shared Wisdom

Researching hospital price trans­par­ency

One of the hardest parts of the process was narrowing down what I had into a subset of billing codes that people could explore. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Medicaid expansion and access to care

Last year, April Simpson demonstrated what may be one of the most effective ways to write about the benefits of Medicaid expansion. See it now »

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