Julie Rovner

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Anti-Abortion Groups Take New Aim With Diverse Strategies

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

After a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last month reaffirmed a woman's right to an abortion, anti-abortion groups are rethinking their approach. And they don't all agree on the best next steps.


Obama Renews Call For A 'Public Option' In Federal Health Law

Monday, July 11, 2016

The president made the proposal as part of a comprehensive look at the Affordable Care Act's legacy in an article under his byline in JAMA, the top journal of the American Medical Association.


5 Things To Consider About The Supreme Court's Decision On Texas Abortion Law

Friday, July 01, 2016

Where does the decision fit in the court's long history of actions on abortion rights and restrictions? And what effect might the case involving a Texas law have on other states?


Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Against Texas Law's Abortion Restrictions

Monday, June 27, 2016

While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.


For Doctors-In-Training, A Dose Of Health Policy Helps The Medicine Go Down

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Medical residents at George Washington University go beyond what's ailing patients and spend three weeks examining and diagnosing the nation's health care system.


This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

Thursday, June 09, 2016

First-year medical students are usually busy studying lots of basic science and medicine. One medical school is making a point of schooling them on how health care delivery affects their patients.


As Supreme Court Sends Back Birth Control Case, Both Sides Claim Victory

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Supreme Court gave lower courts additional instructions to try to reach an accommodation on balancing religious rights and no-cost access to contraception.


Presidential Candidates Miss the Mark on Healthcare

Monday, May 16, 2016

Many say the polarized debate over Obamacare has overshadowed the real issues in the American health insurance market.

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Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Sounds Good, But Is It?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner explores why increasing competition in health insurance by allowing sales of policies across state lines might not be such a hot idea after all.


Supreme Court Takes Up Birth Control Access Yet Again

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

For the fourth time in five years, the justices consider a requirement of the Affordable Care Act that most health plans provide women access to birth control without copays.


Legal Foes In Texas Abortion Case Are Using New Playbooks

Friday, March 04, 2016

The fate of the controversial Texas abortion law is in the hands of the Supreme Court, and a decision isn't expected before June. But how this particular law reached the high court and how its opponents have gathered evidence to strike it down represent fresh twists in an acrimonious national ...


A Voter's Guide To The Health Law Chatter

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot issue in the presidential race – in both parties.

"Our health care is a horror show," said GOP candidate Donald Trump at the Republican debate in South Carolina in December. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, winner of the ...


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

Friday, January 22, 2016

Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a longtime supporter of a concept he calls "Medicare for All," a health system that falls under the heading of single- payer health care.

Sanders released more details ...


Feds Funding Effort To Tie Medical Services To Social Needs

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The federal government has announced a $157 million project to help hospitals and doctors link Medicare and Medicaid patients with needed social services that sometimes have a bigger effect on their health than medical interventions.

Even with medical care easily available, patients are often limited in their ability to ...


Kaiser Permanente's New Medical School Will Focus On Teamwork

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday's announcement by Kaiser Permanente that it plans to open its own medical school in Southern California in 2019 has attracted a lot of attention in the health care community.

The nonprofit, national provider of managed health care says it plans to train students in its own style of ...


Medical Students See Their Mentors As Marauding Monsters

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

How stressful is medical training? So bad that in a class that encouraged medical students to express their feelings by drawing comics, nearly half of them depicted their supervisors as monsters, researchers say.

Students imagined the workplace as dank dungeons, represented supervising physicians as fiendish, foul-mouthed monsters, and themselves as ...


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

While the Republicans running for president are united in their desire to repeal the federal health law, Democrat Hillary Clinton is fashioning her own health care agenda to tackle out-of-pocket costs.

But would her proposals solve the problem?

In addition to defending the Affordable Care Act this week, Clinton ...


Obamacare Enrollment Triggers Drop In The Uninsured Rate

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped by nearly three percentage points between 2013 and 2014, according the U.S. Census Bureau, from 13.3 to 10.4 percent. Put another way, 8.8 million more people were insured in 2014 than the year before.

The annual study from Census is considered ...


Congress Weighs Budget Cuts For Wide Range Of Health Programs

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Federal funding for Planned Parenthood will clearly be a flashpoint when Congress returns this week from its summer break.

But the fate of many other health programs, from the National Institutes of Health to efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, hang in the balance as well, as lawmakers decide whether and ...