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Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner appears in the following:

Wellness At Work Often Comes With Strings Attached

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.

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Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

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.

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If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

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.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

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.

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In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

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.

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How Catholic Insurance Companies Outsource Contraceptive Coverage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.

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Health Law Gets Reprieve As Appeals Court Agrees To Rehear Key Case

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.

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State Abortion Laws Face A New Round Of Legal Challenges

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.

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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

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Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.

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Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Monday, July 28, 2014

A lower court's ruling that threw out a Virginia law has been upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling quickly led North Carolina to drop its defense of its own ban.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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6 Questions About Contraception Coverage And The Supreme Court

Friday, June 13, 2014

The court is expected to render a decision that will determine the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's guarantee that no-cost prescription contraception be part of most health insurance plans.

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Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

Monday, June 02, 2014

Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.

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VA And Military Health Care Are Separate, Yet Often Confused

Friday, May 30, 2014

The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.

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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.

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HealthCare.Gov Looks Like A Bargain Compared With State Exchanges

Thursday, May 08, 2014

As rocky as the rollout of HealthCare.gov was, the federal exchange was relativiely efficient in signing up enrollees. Each one cost an average of $647 in federal tax dollars.

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