Julie Rovner appears in the following:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Many women were thrilled when the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, because it required insurance companies to cover a broad array of women's health services without any out-of-pocket costs.
Five years later, however, the requirement isn't being enforced, according to two new studies. Health insurance plans around the ...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.
Even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing outearned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly ...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month. It's a reduction in the ranks of the uninsured the the Department of Health and Human Services called historic.
Those gaining insurance since 2010 include 2.3 ...
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
For the second time in three years, the Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off the last time.
Once again, people inside the courtroom and out were left to wonder ...
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court.
On March 4, the justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the validity of tax subsidies helping millions of Americans buy health insurance if they don't get coverage through an employer or the ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, "repeal and replace" has been the rallying cry for Republicans who opposed it. But now that most of the law's provisions have taken effect, some health experts are pitching ways to tweak it, rather than eliminate it.
An ideologically ...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in three dozen states where the federal government runs the program?
Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermine the government-run insurance ...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Friday, November 07, 2014
Once again the Supreme Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act lives or dies.
Defying expectations, the court announced Friday it has agreed to hear a case that challenges the heart of the law: subsidies that help people pay their insurance premiums. In about three dozen states, the federal ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Catholic and other religious hospitals and universities have been arguing in federal court for much of the past two years that they shouldn't have to offer or facilitate birth control as part of their employee health plans because it violates their religious beliefs.
But what happens when the insurance company ...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
The controversial federal court decision that threatened the future of the Affordable Care Act is no more.
The full District of Columbia Court of Appeals Thursday agreed to rehear Halbig v. Burwell, a case charging that the federal government lacks the authority to provide consumers tax credits in health insurance ...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Even if you're trying, it's tough to keep score of what's happening with various lawsuits challenging some state abortion laws.
States led by anti-abortion governors and legislatures have been passing a broad array of measures over the past few years aimed at making the procedure more difficult for women to ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
An influential report that urges sweeping changes in how the federal government subsidizes the training of doctors has brought out the sharp scalpels of those who would be most immediately affected.
The reaction also raises questions about the sensitive politics involved in redistributing a large pot of money –mostly from ...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The way American doctors are trained needs to be overhauled, an expert panel recommended Tuesday, saying the current $15 billion system is failing to produce the medical workforce the nation needs.
"We recognize we are recommending substantial change," says health economist and former Medicare Administrator Gail Wilensky, co-chairwoman of the ...