Beyond the Noise: Covering the Health Care Law

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April 23, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Beyond the Noise: Covering the Health Care Law
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the McCormick Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
April 23, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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The Affordable Care Act is a big, sprawling, complex and politically explosive piece of legislation. It will touch all aspects of the U.S. health care system, reverberate in the economy and the workplace– and keep politicians at high decibel levels at least through the November midterms and probably beyond.

In this Webinar, POLITICO health care editor Joanne Kenen will help you sharpen your reporting and deepen your understanding of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on your community.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to interpret the latest enrollment figures for the health exchanges and Medicaid
  • Some tools for analyzing and fact-checking claims both sides make about the health law
  • Ideas for how to blend policy and narrative
  • What to watch for as states prepare for year two
  • The 90 percent of the law that doesn’t hit the headlines – but should
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters and editors – on health, business and politics beats – who want to get beyond the heated and confusing rhetoric and understand what the health law means to their community and where it’s heading.

Course Instructor:

Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen is the health care editor of POLITICO/ POLITICO Pro. She has covered health policy and health politics, mostly in Washington, since 1994 and has been at POLITICO since 2011.


Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

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