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Follow The Money: Fraud and the Affordable Care Act

About This Course

The Affordable Care Act is a massive new government program affecting millions of Americans. This means that unscrupulous individuals and companies will possibly try to find and exploit weaknesses in the program.

This Webinar provides reporters and editors with the tools and information they need to uncover fraud associated with the Affordable Care Act.

Learn how to provide the context needed to make your stories complete, balanced and useful to your audience.


What Will I Learn?

  • Where fraud is most likely to occur
  • How to uncover that fraud
  • Documents and data that will be crucial to your investigation

Who Should Take this Course?

Reporters and editors interested in providing watchdog coverage of the Affordable Care Act.

Course Instructor

Fred Schulte

Fred Schulte

Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter for The Center for Public Integrity, is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, most recently in 2007 for a series on Baltimore’s arcane ground rent system. Schulte's other Pulitzer-nominated projects exposed excessive heart surgery death rates in veterans' hospitals, substandard care by health insurance plans treating low-income people and the hidden dangers of cosmetic surgery in medical offices. He spent much of his career at the Baltimore Sun and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Schulte has received the George Polk Award, two Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, three Gerald Loeb Awards for business writing and two Worth Bingham Prizes for investigative reporting. The University of Virginia graduate is also the author ofFleeced!, an exposé of telemarketing scams.

Training Partner

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

This $30 course is free thanks to the generous support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

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