Ron Fournier announced this morning that Matthew Dobias has been hired by National Journal as the group’s lead health care correspondent. Dobias joins NJ from Modern Health Care, where he served as Washington Bureau Chief.

In his memo announcing the hire, Fournier said:

“He [Dobias] joins Yochi Dreazen (Wall Street Journal), Jeremy Jacobs (Campaigns and Elections), Josh Kraushaar (Politico), Coral Davenport (Politico) and a handful of other new hires (who cannot be announced yet for various reasons). Together, we’re pointing to a late-October launch of the new website and unified publications.”