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Health Affairs Blog offers daily commentary on important issues in health policy. Hosted by the leading health policy journal, Health Affairs, the Blog provides a forum for the journal and its readers to quickly address new policy developments.The Blog features posts from noted health policy experts on both sides of the political aisle as well as regular Health Affairs contributors and staff. Recent bloggers have included Former Bush HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, economists Uwe Reinhardt and Gail Wilensky, California HealthCare Foundation President and CEO Sandra R. Hernández, MD , and Congressman James Cooper (D-TN).Health Affairs Blog has been named a “must read” resource by the New York Times the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets.How can I comment on existing Health Affairs Blog posts? How can I follow Health Affairs Blog posts on particular topics or by particular authors?

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How can I comment on existing Health Affairs Blog posts?Anyone is welcome to comment on Health Affairs Blog posts. For transparency in the health policy debate, please register with your real name as a user name to participate in the blog comments. Users must also refrain from inappropriate language, personal attacks, or sharing of any confidential or false information.
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How can I follow Health Affairs Blog posts on particular topics or by particular authors?You may sign up for email alerts, Twitter feed, or RSS feed from Health Affairs Blog to be alerted whenever new content is posted. RSS feeds are also available by topic category and by particular author.How can I submit a new post for possible publication on Health Affairs Blog?Before being published on Health Affairs Blog, all posts are reviewed by Health Affairs editorial staff for timeliness, health policy relevance, originality, and constructive commentary. Not every post may be published. Potential posts may be submitted online from the link on the home page of Health Affairs Blog. Copyright for all published posts belongs to Health Affairs. Posts are governed by a Creative Commons copyright license, which means they may not be altered, edited, or used for commercial purposes. However, you may link to a post or reprint it as long as you attribute the post to Health Affairs Blog, note Health Affairs Blog copyright, and link to the Blog or to the particular post.Terms & conditions

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