Tag Archives: Focus

The measles outbreak, media imagery, and the thoughtful focus of fear

A rapidly escalating measles outbreak near Portland, OR has led local health officials to declare a public health emergency, with 44 confirmed cases, almost all in unimmunized children. Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey have been facing a similar crisis over the past few months, with over 200 confirmed cases of the measles tearing through… Read More »

When it comes to surprise medical bills, journalists largely focus on casualties and not the war

Throughout the summer, I saw tweet after tweet calling for an end to surprise medical bills, an issue that’s rising in public importance: Do you know how patients like you get hit with #surprisebills? It’s the surprise insurance gap — when your plan doesn’t cover care you need. In an #emergency, you need your insurance to… Read More »