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Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner appears in the following:

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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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More funding for in-person guidance could help ease confusion, say consumer groups. Beefing up education about each plan's relative costs would help, as would shifting open enrollment to tax-time.

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Glitches Return To HealthCare.Gov As Enrollment Clock Expires

Monday, March 31, 2014

Administration officials say that anyone who leaves an email on the website will be entitled to an extension to purchase health insurance after tonight's midnight deadline has passed.

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Obamacare's National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More

Friday, March 28, 2014

Though the health insurance law is federal, we're not exactly all in this together. Each state runs its own insurance market and pools, so a big turnout of the healthy in New York won't help Texas.

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That Health Insurance Deadline Now Comes With Wiggle Room

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

President Obama often said that March 31 was the hard deadline to sign up for individual health insurance. But it turns out it's not so hard. Here's the latest on that slightly squishy deadline.

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Most Uninsured Don't Know Health Coverage Deadline Looms

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Obama administration says some people will be able to extend the enrollment process past March 31. But failing to start the process by then can have serious financial consequences.

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