Los Angeles Times managing editor Marc Duvoisin sent out the following email to the staff:
For months now, reporters in Business, Metro, National and the Washington bureau have been producing incisive journalism about the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare).
As signature elements of the law kick in, including enrollment in health care exchanges next week, we need someone to coordinate the coverage.
Pat McMahon is that someone.
Effective immediately, Pat will work with editors in National, Metro and the bureau to shape our Obamacare coverage, shepherd stories, avoid duplication and help make The Times an indispensable source of news on the health care overhaul.
If you’re working on a story that concerns Obamacare, please let Pat know.
McMahon is the business section editor who oversees business news about aerospace, health insurance, health care, Sacramento, and commercial development.