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Kaiser Family Foundation/Princeton Survey Research Associates Study of Media Coverage of Managed Care: January 1990 – June 1997 – News Release

Is There A Bias?Overall Media Neutral In Coverage Of Managed Care,Although Network TV And Special Series In Newspapers mostly CriticalFocus of Coverage Shifting From Business to Patient Care IssuesEmbargoed for Release until: 9:00 am, ET, Tuesday, January 13, 1998New Study of Media Coverage of Managed Care Published in Health Affairs:Washington,…

Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, March/April 1998

The March/April 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions about Cancer and Social Security. The survey is based on a national random sample of 1,201 Americans conducted April 17-27, 1998 which measures public knowledge of…

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.

Webinar for Journalists: Women’s Health Under the Affordable Care Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation hosted an interactive webinar for journalists through its Media Fellowships Program: “Women’s Health Under the Affordable Care Act,” which took place on Thursday, February 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. Now that the ACA’s coverage expansions are in effect, the Foundation’s latest webinar looked at…

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.

Covering Health Reform: Webinar Series for Journalists

After more than three years of political controversy and legal challenges, the major coverage provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act are set to take effect January 1 — yet polling finds roughly half of Americans say they don’t know enough about the health reform law to understand how it will affect their families. With new state health insurance marketplaces set to enroll people in coverage starting October 1, local and national print, online, television and radio news outlets will play a critical role in educating their audiences about the law’s new realities.

As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation presents a series of free, interactive webinars exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the the Affordable Care Act, its implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.

The Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index, January/February 1998

The January/February 1998 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Health News Index includes questions about major health issues covered in the news, including questions on Abortion, Medicare and Health Care Costs. The survey was based on a national random sample of 1,209 Americans conducted February 13-17, 1998 which measures public…