Julie Rovner

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Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

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.


Does Hillary Clinton Have The Prescription For Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs?

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.


Obamacare Enrollment Triggers Drop In The Uninsured Rate

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.


Congress Weighs Budget Cuts For Wide Range Of Health Programs

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.


'Defunding' Planned Parenthood Is Easier Promised Than Done

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."


Calls To Cut Off Planned Parenthood Are Nothing New

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.


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.


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.


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.


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, the federal exchange website.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


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.


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.