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Pro-Obamacare group sponsoring symposium to train journalists how to report on Obamacare

Patrick Howley
The Daily Caller [1]
January 17, 2013

A private organization that “helped lay the groundwork” for Obamacare is hosting a symposium to “offer specialized education in health care reporting” for mainstream reporters from outlets including Reuters and Money magazine.

As reported by Rusty Weiss for FreedomWorks [2], the Commonwealth Fund is sponsoring a two-day symposium, hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) entitled “The Business of Health Care” at Reuters headquarters in New York City. The symposium will “offer specialized education in health care reporting” and “boost knowledge of the Affordable Care Act.”

“The goal over two days will be to introduce fellows to experts in the field and explore ways to improve coverage of the issue,” according to an announcement [3] on the SABEW website. Former Obama administration official Sherry Glied will address the reporters as a speaker at the event.

The Commonwealth Fund, whose research about the Affordable Care Act was often cited by the White House, awarded a $15,000 grant in 2010 to SABEW for a “a series of education programs focusing on aspects of the nation’s new health-care reform law,” according to Weiss [2].

Full story here. [1]