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Liz Seegert

New York, NY
Freelance Health Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Aging, seniors, policy, general health news, social determinants of health, wellness & prevention, women's health, health and culture, lifestyle, aging-in-place, caregiving
Doesn't Cover: fad diets, book reviews, celebrities, fad fitness, topics unrelated to above

Health journalist/producer. Cover aging, boomers, policy, etc. member @womenjournos. @spj. topic editor #AHCJ. Director, Media Fellows #CHMP. opinions my own

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Covering stories since 1970s. Freelance health journalist since 1995. My main beats include seniors, boomers, and health policy; I also cover issues across the health care spectrum, from women’s and children’s health to social determinants and chronic disease.

I'm the topic editor on Aging for t...

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@lseegert — 1,325 followers, 10,569 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

RT @BrendanNyhan: 1/6 of the economy. "Several White House officials described the president as determined to sign something — anythi…

Sep 22, 2017

RT @susanpolicy: Repeal bill would cut funding to Medicaid-expansion states by $180B 

Sep 21, 2017

RT @susanjaffe: #Graham-Cassidy bill would cut #Medicaid funds & cost-saving home care benefits could be first to go

Sep 21, 2017

RT @SKLevine: Let the special exceptions begin. Alaskans could be shielded from Cassidy-Graham Medicaid cap. Who's in line next? 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

reporter & writer at WBUR-FM. My news director took a leap of faith and let an eager journalism student cover some very high profile stories.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

of course. back in the day, if you didn't have ribbon ink smudges on your copy, and white-out under your fingernails, you were a lightweight.

How is social media changing news?

How is it not? Remember when facts were checked 1st? Now mere rumor is viral in minutes. OTOH, oppressed voices can now be heard