In this episode of "What the Health?" our experts discuss the potential political impact of Tuesday's voting, including the success in Maine of a referendum to expand the Medicaid program, as well as the latest news from Washington, D.C.
The year in health policy has begun...what our experts are saying about new legislation and old problems
Now that Congress has funded the Children's Health Insurance Program, health care advocates are lining up to push for funding for community health centers that has run out of funding
It's likely lawmakers will repeal the penalties for not having health insurance. That so-called individual mandate was considered a linchpin of the Affordable Care Act, but now it seems possible the rest of the health law could survive without it.
The administration plans to focus on lowering the costs of health care and giving states and consumers more power
Lobbyists are coming out of the woodwork - spending more than $42 million over the last quarter - on a battle over whether Medicare should reduce what it pays for drugs at hospitals that primarily serve low-income patients
Congress is barreling toward a deadline to finish work on a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. That bill is also supposed to include separate legislation aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance.
Congress is barreling toward a March 23 deadline to finish work on a bill to fund much of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. That bill is also supposed to include separate legislation aimed at stabilizing premiums for individuals who buy their own health insurance
The Trump administration this week told states they will be allowed to require some beneficiaries of the Medicaid program to work or perform community service
Republican efforts to alter the health law, left for dead in September, came roaring back to life this week as the Senate Finance Committee added a repeal of the "individual mandate" fines for not maintaining health insurance to their tax bill
Some Democrats are beginning to wonder if the ACA can work long-term and is resistant to Republican efforts to sabotage it
The Trump administration finally released a long-awaited rule that would allow significant expansion of health insurance policies that do not meet all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, both in terms of what they cover and how much they charge
President Trump told the American public that "one of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs." But that message could barely begin to sink in before other health news developed
The bipartisan budget deal that passed Congress this week includes enough health policy changes to keep reporters and analysts busy for months. In addition to renewing funding for Community Health Centers for two more years, the bill extends funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for four years beyond the six approved last month; repeals the controversial (but never implemented) Independent Payment Advisory Board for Medicare and permanently repeals Medicare's caps on certain types of outpatient therapy. Also, the final enrollment numbers for individual insurance purchased under the Affordable Care Act came out this week. Spoiler: They are higher than most analysts expected.
Republicans continue to blame Democrats for problems with the Affordable Care Act, while Democrats say the GOP is strangling the law
Congress has shut down the government and this time, the Children's Health Insurance Program is caught in the crosshairs
In this episode of "What the Health?" Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the current state of the health law. Julie also interviews Lori Lodes, a former Obama administration health official
In this episode of "What The Health?" Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss these issues, as well as the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program, whose funding authorization expired on Oct. 1.
In this episode of "What the Health?" the panel discusses Trump's executive order as well as the recent rules making it easier for employers with religious or moral objections to stop offering birth control as part of their employee health plans.
A look at healthcare regulation in Washington last week...Congress has belatedly begun work to renew the program, but offsetting the $8 billion cost is likely to cause some partisan heartburn
The focus is back on efforts to stabilize the individual insurance market, which has been reeling with uncertainty as the future of the Affordable Care Act remained in question
This week's episode is focused on Capitol Hill's debate on the new bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
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