These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, this is a least biased Pro-Science journal that is very-high in factual reporting due to excellent peer reviewed sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed healthcare journal established by John K. Iglehart; since 2014, the editor-in-chief is Alan Weil. It was described by The Washington Post as “the bible of health policy.” According to their about page “Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization.
Funded by / Ownership
Health Affairs is published by Project Hope, which an international non-profit organization with a history spanning more than 60 years. Their primary focus is on global health and humanitarian relief. Further, “Project HOPE responds to disasters and health crises and stays on in communities long after disaster strikes to help find solutions to epidemics and other neglected health needs.” Revenue is primarily derived through subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.” A review of all articles demonstrates a pro-science low biased approach.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, this is a least biased Pro-Science journal that is very-high in factual reporting due to excellent peer reviewed sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/1/2018) Updated (4/3/2020)