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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, May/June 1998

The May/June 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Viagra and Social Security. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,202 Americans conducted June 12-18, 1998 which measures the public’s knowledge…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index March/April 1999

The March/April 1999 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about Social Security, Medicare and Medical Uses of Marijauana. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,200 Americans conducted April 10-22, 1999 which…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, October 1996

The October 1996 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions about Teen Drug Use, RU486, Hospital Stays for Mothers and Mental Health Coverage. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,008 Americans conducted…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, February 1997

The February 1997 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about Government Panel Recommendations on Mammograms, Medicare and Expaning Insurance to Children (CHIP). The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,003 Americans conducted February 21-24, 1997 which measures public knowledge of health stories…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index July/August 1999

The July/August 1999 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about the White House Medicare Proposal and the Patients’ Bill of Rights. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,000 Americans conducted August…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index September/October 1999

The September/October 1999 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about the uninsured, Patients’ Rights and health care reform proposals by democratic presidential candidates. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,033 Americans…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Covering the Epidemic: AIDS in the News Media, 1985-1996

Media Coverage Of AIDS: Broad-Based, Consistent Over Past Decade Focus Shifts, However, From Science/Medicine to Celebrity-Oriented Embargoed for release until: 9:00 a.m. E.T., Wednesday, June 26, 1996 Contact: Matt James or Tina Hoff Washington, D.C. — Media coverage in the U.S. of AIDS over the past decade has generally remained…

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Webinar for Journalists: What Do Consumers Need to Know About Health Reform’s Changes?

As part of the “Covering Health Reform” series, this webinar provided an overview of how the Affordable Care Act’s impact will vary for people in different circumstances, including those currently with employer coverage, those who buy their own insurance and those who are currently uninsured. The Foundation’s State Health Policy Director Jennifer Tolbert and Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz explained the law’s individual mandate, as well as its new coverage options, including new state insurance marketplaces, subsidies for people with low- and moderate incomes, and new rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions. They answered journalists’ questions about the law as part of the webinar.

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Webinar for Journalists: Understanding Insurance Premiums Under The Affordable Care Act

This webinar looks at insurance rates and plan offerings in the new state-based marketplaces. The Co-Directors of the Foundation’s Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, Senior Vice President Larry Levitt and Vice President Gary Claxton, will give a brief presentation on the early reports of rates, how and why they vary, and what consumers would pay after taking tax credits into account. They will also answer journalists’ questions about the new insurance market rules taking effect in 2014 and how to interpret insurance rates.

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Webinar for Journalists: Researching Consumer Stories, Finding New Ideas & Securing Real-World Examples

Featuring Kaiser Health News Staff Writer Sarah Varney and “Insuring Your Health” columnist Michelle Andrews, this webinar will discuss approaches to covering this complex story by incorporating individual examples; provide tips and techniques for digging into the details of the law (with expert help) to describe how its provisions play out in real life; and suggest new angles and under-reported story ideas. Additionally, they will identify upcoming policy deadlines and timelines, and explore how to weave these into your stories over the next several months. After a brief presentation, both presenters will answer questions.

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