April 16, 2009 The Pump Handle 1Comment

A New Blog in the Health Reform Galaxy

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the biggest names in the health policy world, has launched a new blog, called The User’s Guide to the Health Reform Galaxy. I don’t know if they’re purposely invoking The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but like the fictional Guide, they seem to be trying to convey the “don’t panic” message. Blog editor Minna Jung’s introductory post notes that there’s lots of feverish activity going on in the health reform arena right now, and promises the blog will “step back from the scrum, observe, and offer some context and analysis.”

Posts from the blog’s first two weeks cover a range of topics. Jung considers how this push for healthcare reform feels different from the 1993 effort; RWJF’s Jim Marks considers factors besides healthcare that influence health; and George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum explains the crucial role of the healthcare safety net.

So, if you feel the need for some context and analysis on the many aspects of health reform, check out The User’s Guide to the Health Reform Galaxy – and bookmark it, sign up for the RSS feed, etc.

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