The New York Times
Reed Abelson has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995. Ms. Abelson currently covers the business of health care, focusing on the Affordable Care Act, the evolving discussion around health reform and how financial incentives affect the delivery of medical care. Ms. Abelson and her colleague, Julie Creswell, were the recipients of the 2012 Front Page Award from The Newswomen’s Club of New York for their series on a for-profit hospital chain backed by private equity and the tension between delivering profits to investors and high quality care for patients. She was also involved in the 2008 “Evidence Gap” series of stories, in which The Times explored the use of popular medical treatments with scant evidence of their effectiveness.