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As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

Planned Parenthood, American Medical Association, 22 states, D.C., sue HHS over Title X final rule

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Medical Association, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and others have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregon against the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the final rule over Title X funding is unconstitutional. They want the rule blocked. It’s scheduled to take effect within… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »