The Benefits of Comprehensive Health Reform: A Resource

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<p>With the nation's economy in recession, the need for comprehensive health reform is more urgent than ever. But disagreements about how best to structure a new U.S. health care system show the debate is far from over. A Commonwealth Fund supplement to the September/October 2009 issue of the <em>Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)</em>, "<a href="/publications/publication/2009/sep/how-will-comprehensive-reform-improve-health-care-americans">How Will Comprehensive Reform Improve Health Care?</a>," provides journalists and others with an evidence-based context for understanding how both lack of coverage and spiraling health care costs directly affect American families and businesses, and how comprehensive health reform can address these problems. </p>
<p>Additional information will be available in a "Talking Health" webinar, presented by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), The Commonwealth Fund, <em>CJR,</em> and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism, where top journalists will share what they think of the coverage of this complicated policy debate. </p>
<p>The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m., E.D.T. </p>
<p>Join moderator Mike Hoyt, editor of <em>CJR,</em> as he directs your questions to panelists Kay Lazar of the<em> Boston Globe,</em> Karen Tumulty of <em>Time</em>, Robert Laszewski of <em>Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review</em>, and Trudy Lieberman, director of the Health and Medicine Reporting Program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and AHCJ board president. You can submit questions during the event. </p>
<p>To register for this free 60-minute webinar, go to <a href="">https://commonwealthfundeven…;