The Washington Post Launches Special Online Health Care Reform Package

The Authoritative Guide to the 2009 National Health Care Debate

Up-to-the-Minute Reporting and Analysis, Multimedia Interviews with Government & Industry Leaders, New “Daily Dose” Blog

WASHINGTON--()--The Washington Post’s Web site today launches a special package dedicated to the upcoming battle over President Obama’s top domestic priority: overhauling America’s $2.2 trillion health care system. The special package brings together The Post’s authoritative reporting, award-winning commentary and video features, making it the go-to destination for comprehensive coverage of the issue likely to dominate the Washington agenda through the fall.

In the inaugural edition, national staff writers Michael A. Fletcher and Ceci Connolly report on a White House meeting today between President Obama and industry groups about a possible deal on cost concessions.

Connolly introduces a new blog, “Daily Dose,” dedicated to breaking news from the White House, Capitol Hill and lobbying world. Monday’s blog spotlights an exclusive report on findings by the nonpartisan think tank Third Wave about health insecurity in the middle class.

Later this week, the package will feature a profile of a key White House player and examine where some of the opposition to the health care reform plan is coming from. Watch for the Post’s video interview with George Halvorson, chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente and author of the upcoming book, Health Care Reform Now!, as part of an ongoing interview series that will include White House officials, Capitol Hill and health industry leaders.

“Health care reform is high on the public’s agenda this year, and the Washington Post is committed to providing insightful, up-to-the-minute coverage of this critical debate,” said Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. “The Post’s health care reform package will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the future of America’s health system.”

Health Care Reform 2009 will be anchored by a team of veteran health and political reporters, along with Post columnists such as Steven Pearlstein and Ruth Marcus, as well as economic writers. Journalists from the Kaiser Health News and a panel of outside experts will also contribute regularly. Each day, the site will offer “fast facts,” profiles of key players, links to other resources and the very latest data as it comes out. Readers can weigh in through online discussion groups.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has signed on as launch sponsor for The Washington Post’s health care reform package.

For more information, visit www.washingtonpost.com/healthcare.

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The Washington Post
Maria Cereghino, 202-334-4230
maria.cereghino@wpost.com