Health Care: We’re All in This Together

CCLP Senior Fellow Richard Reeves weighs in on the pressing health care debacle in his latest installment for truthdig. What are your thought's on Obamacare? Read more here. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");…

Westphal – SacBee "Boomers and Medicare"

Senior Fellow David Westphal currently heads the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, and recently released a report on the rising demands of healthcare professionals and medicare payouts as the first generation of "baby boomers" turns 65 years old this year. Westphal told the Sacramento Bee that "[a]s citizens we all have work to do in deciding what government can afford to do – and not do – in subsidizing seniors' health care." [additional article can be found at SecondAct]…

Fiscal challenge needs bipartisanship

This article was written by CCLP Senior Fellow Dan Glickman and co-authored by Frank Keating. The original article can be found at TheHill.com. America is facing two enormous challenges that can only be overcome if both political parties work together: (1) creating new jobs and (2) stabilizing the soaring federal debt. These are not Democratic or Republican issues — they are American issues that require both political parties to set aside their differences and work together, in a patriotic spirit, as we have always done when our nation is at risk. The persistent high unemployment and skyrocketing debt we face…

Westphal in LA Observed

Senior Fellow David Westphal and the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting at USC Annenberg was profiled on the LA Observed blog. Westphal said that the project has "demonstrated one point clearly: that a news organization supported by a foundation (the California HealthCare Foundation) and affiliated with a university journalism school (USC Annenberg) can partner with local news organizations to produce difference-making journalism."…