Julie Rovner appears in the following:
Saturday, February 06, 2016
A law as broad and complex as the Affordable Care Act invites both criticism and praise. Here's a look at some of the claims made on the presidential campaign trail.
Friday, January 22, 2016
The phrase often used synonymously with government-run health care means different things to different people. Five points to help explain the Democrats' policy clash over the single-payer approach.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Even when medical care is available, people often can't maintain good health if they lack stable housing, access to healthful food or can't get to and from medical appointments.
Friday, December 18, 2015
The California-based health care provider plans to enroll its first students in 2019. It's the latest of 20 U.S. medical schools opened in the past decade to boost the number of primary care doctors.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Comics drawn by medical students show the intimidation and abuse they say they get from their supervisors. Depression is more common in young physicians, too. That's not good for doctor or patient.
Friday, October 30, 2015
It's not enough anymore to learn how to size up the symptoms of a particular patient, say specialists in bioinformatics. Modern doctors need to learn to see patterns in huge data sets, too.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Democrat Hillary Clinton has proposed policy changes that would cap how much insured people have to pay for prescription drugs and put limits on the share of costs beyond premiums that consumers bear.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The sizable jump in Americans with insurance, due in large part to the implementation of the federal health law, is unprecedented since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid 50 years ago.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
As federal lawmakers return to work, they faces tough choices about the budget, worrying advocates for medical research, teen pregnancy prevention and other health initiatives.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Some Republican candidates for president claim they have defunded Planned Parenthood in their states already. But the truth, others say, depends on how you define "defund."
Monday, August 03, 2015
Flashback to the 1980s, when President Ronald Reagan tried to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood. Efforts in Congress have continued since then, with the latest focused on fetal tissue research.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In a letter to state regulators, the Obama administration says rates shouldn't be allowed to go up as much as some insurers are proposing for plans sold to individuals on the health exchanges.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The average user of birth control pills saved $255 in the first year after an Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers cover contraceptives without copays went into effect, a study finds.
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.