Get ready to cover open enrollment this fall for both individuals and small businesses under the Affordable Care Act. A year after the launch of healthcare.gov, individuals will be anxious to see whether premiums go up when open enrollment starts Nov. 15, and for the first time, small businesses will be shopping on healthcare.gov to buy the coverage they must provide. In In this free, one-hour webinar, Tami Luhby, who covers health care for CNNMoney, will help you identify local story ideas and give you a road map to possible sources to develop them.
Health care is a massive beat, so we've broken it down to start with a basic lesson on covering hospitals. This guide is by Karl Stark, health & science editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It’ll take something pretty amazing to compete for headlines with the extreme weather outbreak ongoing this week across much of the United States. When people are trying to make it through the daily commute and other activities despite zero-degree temperatures, another half-foot of snow and other manifestations of Mother Nature, they won’t be in the [...]
This post follows Melissa’s post yesterday on Brainstorm 2014 story projects before opportunities slip away. Today she offers a brainstorming checklist. One great thing about being a business journalist: Never any shortage of news. Other beats might hit seasonal doldrums or dry spells, but the world’s financial and economic engines always are serving up something [...]
An intriguing conference is taking place in Atlanta this week. Obesity Week, the Nov. 11-16 convention billed as “Where Science and Treatment Meet,” is a new event that coordinates the annual meetings of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The program is packed with seminars ranging from the technical aspects [...]
Economic and other challenges facing military veterans tend to get the spotlight this time of year, as the annual commemoration of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 looms. In addition to the short-term freebies, promotions and discounts offered to service members next week, substantive business stories abound. From jobs and hiring to enterpreneurism to special programs [...]
Lighting a cigarette in many circles these days is viewed as somewhere between packing an assault weapon and swilling a full-sugar soft drink — in other words, pretty low on the social acceptance scale. Nevertheless, more than 40 million Americans still are puffing away on tobacco, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [...]
Dentists, practitioners of art and science that inspires dread in many a patron (much like journalists, actually) get their annual good-gal moment this month by sponsoring all sorts of antidotes to Halloween candy overload, like the $1-per-pound national buyback program (that ships the sweets to troops overseas, to the tune of 127 tons of candy last [...]
Regardless of what happens in Congress this week, the impasse over raising the debt ceiling has put the spotlight on an industry you might seek out for its economic impact on your region: Medical equipment makers. Postponing a tax on medical device makers – a tax that was expected to help pay for federal subsidies [...]