Health-focused blogs have been around for the better part of a decade, and today there are over 50 health policy blogs from a panoply of authors: academics, consultants, lobbyists, pundits, journalists, government agencies and think tanks. They add to the conversation by writing about the latest Washington developments, emerging trends in policy research, and of course, the quibbling over the “best” way to overhaul health care (or even if it should be done at all).
The goal of Blog Watch is to capture these emerging debates and give readers insight into an often overwhelming area of the Web.
Blog Watch first started as a biweekly feature of the Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report in May of 2008. With the launch of Kaiser Health News, we saw an opportunity to enhance and expand this feature. Blog Watch will now be published daily and updated throughout the day to keep readers informed as the conversation evolves.