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Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Yr-olds

Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year-oldsA national Kaiser Family Foundation survey found children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time using “new media” like computers, the Internet and video games, without cutting back on the time they spend with “old” media like TV, print and…

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Video not playing? Launch in external player. The low-speed version of this video, extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available here. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic…

Hollywood & Health: Health Content in Entertainment Television

While the American public obtains content in a multimedia environment ranging from so called old media like newspapers to new media like blogs and online social networks, television maintains the ability to reach millions of people with relative ease. Popular primetime television’s primary purpose is to entertain the audience, but…

The Future of Health Care Journalism

A new report examining the state of health care journalism and a survey of the members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) were released at a Washington, D.C., discussion about the future of health care journalism. The survey and report detail how the financial pressures on the media…

The Part D Experience: What are the Lessons for Broader Medicare Reform?

Launched in 2006, Medicare added a prescription drug benefit that relies entirely on private plans, while, for other benefits, beneficiaries have a choice between private health plans and traditional fee-for-service Medicare. As policymakers consider changes to Medicare that would give an even greater role to private health plans in caring…

The Public’s Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress: Briefing and Panel Discussion

As the 113th Congress is sworn in, and President Barack Obama begins his second term of office, a comprehensive new Kaiser Family Foundation/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health survey queried the public about their priorities for, and views on, a wide range of health and health policy issues.…

Public Opinion on Health Reform: What Do the Polls Mean?

The Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation co-sponsored this briefing to have a panel of experts answer questions about how public support for health reform waxes and wanes depending, not only on what’s being proposed in the reform proposals, but also on who asks the question and…

Reports and Other Resources on Trends in Children’s Health Coverage

With Congress poised to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with a substantial increase in its federal funding, there are potentially new opportunities for reducing the estimated 9 million uninsured children nationwide. At the same time, the nation’s weak economy and growing unemployment is resulting in fewer families…