Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner appears in the following:

A Voter's Guide To The Health Law Chatter

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.


Debate Sharpens Over Single-Payer Health Care, But What Is It Exactly?

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.


Feds Funding Effort To Tie Medical Services To Social Needs

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.


Kaiser Permanente's New Medical School Will Focus On Teamwork

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.


Medical Students See Their Mentors As Marauding Monsters

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.


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.