Friday, July 16, 2010

Some help in covering the next phase of health reform

We'll need it.

Gotta love the Alliance for Health Reform. They've been around forever and they help reporters make sense of the health care system.  Here's their latest, a .pdf report on what's next in reform.

Noam Levey stressed that there are many unanswered questions around the reform law. Instead of reporting hearsay, journalists should acknowledge the ambiguity of reform, he said, and convey to readers that much is unknown at this point about the law’s future implications, even among those who drafted the law. The future of health reform will be known only after major regulatory decisions have been made, and experience gained with reform implementation.

(Writing students take note -- Could you get rid of the passive voice in the last sentence? )

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