VOTING: CHCF Collaborates With Media To Provide Health Care Information
The California HealthCare Foundation -- in conjunction with the Sacramento Bee, the California Journal, La Opinion and KVIE's California CapitolWeek -- is offering California voters an information source called "Health Counts 2000." Information is available in print, on television and online and includes:
- Sacramento Bee: This Sunday's Forum section was devoted exclusively to health care issues. It featured in-depth reports on Medicare, prescription drugs and California's uninsured along with detailed survey results showing candidates' positions on several health care issues.
- KVIE's California CapitolWeek: The television show will air a two-part series. The weekend of Oct. 20, the show will focus on prescription drugs; the weekend of Oct. 27 it will examine the uninsured. The Oct. 27 show is a special three-city interactive broadcast from Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles. California CapitolWeek airs statewide on most PBS stations.
- California Journal: The Journal released a special October supplement outlining candidates' positions on topics including affordable access to care, quality of managed care, shoring up Medicare, extending prescription drug benefits to seniors and reducing the number of medical errors.
- La Opinion: The newspaper will publish a special section on health care issues for California's growing Latino population.