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Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner appears in the following:

Administration Prods States To Scrutinize Insurers' Rate Hikes

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.

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Women Are Saving Money Thanks To Expanded Birth Control Coverage

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.

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The Uninsured Rate Is Low, But Proving It's The Lowest Ever Is Tricky

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.

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5 Questions Answered On The Legal Challenge To Obamacare Subsidies

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.

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A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

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.

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Health Plans Often Fail To Provide Free Coverage For Women's Health

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.

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

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.

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

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.

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Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

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.

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Few Clues On Health Law's Future Emerge In Supreme Court Arguments

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?

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5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

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

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Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?

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.

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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

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.

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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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