Wall Street Journal sues to open up Medicare database

Wall Street Journal

The Journal seeks to overturn a decades-long court order barring public access to a confidential Medicare database. The AMA successfully sued the government in 1979 to keep secret how much money individual doctors receive from Medicare, and the ruling still stands, reports Russell Adams.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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