Medicare NewsGroup Web Site
Because Medicare is a central part of the current discussions on deficit reduction and health care costs, an organization called Medicare NewsGroup has launched a web site with the mission of being a "trusted source of news and information to journalists covering the program." The site promises to give the media the information and tools they need "to cover Medicare effectively and thoroughly."
In addition, the site's publishers believe that health care industry stakeholders, policymakers and consumers will benefit from the content.
"We are committed to elevating the national discussion on Medicare by supporting journalists with a more informed, intelligent analysis of the program and the various alternatives being considered," said Judi Israel Rosen, co-publisher of The Medicare NewsGroup. "Covering this complex topic requires access to a broad range of sources and an understanding of the economics, policy, politics and many other areas of study. Our aim is to make it easier for journalists and anybody else seeking a better understanding of Medicare to quickly find the resources they need in a clear, succinct and accessible format."
The site will aggregate the daily news on Medicare as well as offer a calendar of Medicare-related current events and historical events, a FAQ, original columns clarifying Medicare issues in the news, a Newsmaker section featuring pertinent individuals and organizations, a searchable database of thousands of experts in health care and government, and a state-by-state listing of Medicare-related resources.
The Medicare NewsGroup is editorially independent and is a subsidiary of Park Avenue Media based in Glencoe, Illinois. Registration is free and is open to journalists and the public at large. Check out the new site for yourself at www.medicarenewsgroup.com.