Charles Ornstein


Charles Ornstein appears in the following:

Paying for Prescriptions When Your Life Depends on It

Friday, March 16, 2018

Katie Thomas of The New York Times and Charles Ornstein of ProPublica discuss their ongoing coverage of the soaring costs of prescription drugs in the United States.


Balancing Patient Privacy and Gun Safety

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

President Obama unveiled his plan to reform gun legislation, which includes allowing background checking parties access to mental health records. Hear about the implications.

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NJ Psychology Practice Revealed Patients’ Mental Disorders in Debt Lawsuits

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Short Hills Associates in Clinical Psychology disclosed the diagnoses and treatments of patients, including minors, in court papers.


The Dangers of Small-Scale Intrusions on Medical Privacy

Monday, December 14, 2015

Big cyber attacks and hacked databases might grab the headlines, but ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein says small-scale breaches of medical privacy can cause much more harm.

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The Costs Behind Obamacare's Curtain

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has given rise to some surprising cost increases beyond premiums and deductibles.


Is HIPAA Being Used To Harm - Not Help - Patients?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In a recent article for ProPublica, senior reporter Charles Ornstein examines three case studies of medical centers citing HIPAA - the 1996 law mean to protect patients - in ways that protect their own interests and privacy. Ornstein joins us to explain what HIPAA actually covers and explain what your rights are as a patient.

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Medicare Taken for a Ride by Ambulance Companies in New Jersey

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A ProPublica analysis has found that the Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient.


The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Insured

Monday, December 16, 2013

Want insurance coverage in place for New Year's Day, 2014? Time is running out, so here's what you need to do.

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Backstory: The Rhetoric on Healthcare Reform

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the heels of today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Propublica’s Charlie Ornstein and The Economist’s Charlotte Howard take a look back at the political talking points which engulfed what came to be known as “Obamacare.”

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ProPublica's Dollars for Docs

Monday, September 19, 2011

Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber, lead reporters of ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs project, relaunched this month, talk about their investigation into how much pharmaceutical companies are spending to train and ultimately influence doctors about their products. They discuss how much is being paid, why there are payments at all, the issues these payments raise, and how many doctors in New York City are getting money.

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Underreported: The Influence of Medical Device Makers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber, ProPublica senior reporters, discuss medical societies and their financial ties to drug and medical device makers. Ornstein and Weber are the authors of the article "Financial Ties Bind Medical Societies to Drug and Device Makers," part of ProPublica's series Dollars for Doctors.

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