Julie Rovner appears in the following:
Friday, June 12, 2015
President Obama hails the Affordable Care Act for driving the uninsured rate "to its lowest level ever." But changes in how the rate has been measured make historical claims difficult.
Monday, June 08, 2015
If the court rules against the Obama administration, health insurance subsidies could be eliminated for more than 6 million people in states that use HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange website.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.
Monday, March 16, 2015
The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped to 13.2 percent from 20.2 percent in 2012, according to federal officials. The uptick in coverage has been biggest for Latinos.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?
Friday, February 27, 2015
Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Many of the problems with implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past year and a half are rooted in the complexity of the law. Now, some people say the root causes need attention.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals' decision overrides a July ruling by a three-judge panel that imperiled subsidies for people buying insurance in states that rely on the federal exchange.
Friday, August 08, 2014
State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.