Julie Rovner

Julie Rovner appears in the following:

Abortion bans drive off doctors and close clinics, putting other health care at risk

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Even the Trump-era surgeon general is concerned about the repercussions for women's health, as doctors say they are reluctant to practice in states that have banned abortion.


How seniors could lose in the Medicare political wars

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Politicians are again pointing fingers over cutting Medicare. Any party accused of threatening the program tends to lose elections, but without a bipartisan agreement, seniors stand to lose the most.


30 Issues: Paying for Health Care

Friday, November 04, 2022

How Democrats and Republicans envision paying for health care costs, and how health care is playing into this year's midterms.

3 common myths about the abortion debate that many people get wrong

Friday, July 22, 2022

Common misperceptions are that only abortion-seekers are affected, that Democratics could have codified protections before, and that Congress can easily get rid of federal laws restricting abortion.


Abortion bans with no exceptions may be politically risky

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Some conservative states pressing for abortion bans with no exceptions for rape, incest or the life of the mother. But public opinion polls suggest those limits could cause blowback.


Sen. Orrin Hatch's legacy tracks the GOP's evolution on health

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The man who forged successful alliances with Democratic health giants, such as Sen. Kennedy and Rep. Waxman, fell back on his deep conservative roots as opposition grew to the Affordable Care Act.


Americans are divided on abortion. The Supreme Court may not wait for minds to change

Friday, January 21, 2022

Public opinion remains bitterly divided on the issue, but an imminent Supreme Court decision could overturn or dramatically undercut Roe v. Wade.


Democrats Battle Over Expanding Medicare

Monday, October 25, 2021

Democrats are now weighing whether to cut their plan to expand Medicare entirely from the reconciliation bill in Congress.

Democrats Hope To Beef Up Medicare With Dental, Vision And Hearing Benefits

Monday, August 09, 2021

When Medicare began in 1965, its backers expected benefits to expand over time, but politics have mostly stymied that. Congressional Democrats are trying again as part of a $3.5 trillion budget plan.


Treading Lightly In Abortion Politics, Biden Still Manages To Annoy Both Sides

Monday, July 12, 2021

The president is one of a disappearing group of politicians who sought moderate compromises on abortion. His supporters want faster changes. But abortion-rights opponents are also taking him to task.


Expanding Health Coverage Is Top Priority For New Head Of Medicare/Medicaid

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says she'll focus her time in charge on getting more Americans insured.


How Biden Could Quickly Undo Trump Era Health Policies

Friday, March 26, 2021

With control of Congress, Democrats could quickly overturn some Trump administration health regulations by using the Congressional Review Act. So why aren't they moving to do so?


When Biden Takes Office, Undoing Trump's Health Policies Won't Be Easy

Friday, January 08, 2021

Democrats control the new Congress by such a slim margin that passing health laws will be daunting. Instead Biden may have to use executive authority to advance his health care vision.


How An Abortion Fight In Supreme Court Could Threaten Birth Control, Too

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

In talk of the impact Amy Coney Barrett could have on abortion rights, many people overlook related cases that might be in play, including the right to birth control that the court recognized in 1965.


30 Issues: Repealing (Or Expanding) Obamacare

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How will public healthcare change after the election?

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg

Monday, September 21, 2020

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes just as the Supreme Court was about to hear a case challenging the ACA. It could end Medicaid expansion and protections for preexisting conditions.


Another Problem On The Health Horizon: Medicare Is Running Out Of Money

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

With millions of people out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer payroll taxes are coming in to help keep Medicare's trust fund intact.


Medicaid Clinics And Doctors Have Been Last In Line For COVID-19 Relief Funding

Monday, May 18, 2020

Congress authorized $100 billion to reimburse health care providers for losses linked to the pandemic, but much of that money has gone for Medicare patients, with low-income families left behind.


Opinion: Always The Bridesmaid, Public Health Rarely Spotlighted Until It's Too Late

Friday, May 01, 2020

Because the public health system mostly operates in the background, it rarely gets the attention or funding it deserves ― until there's a crisis.


Biden's Health Play In A COVID-19 Economy: Lower Medicare's Eligibility Age To 60

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden proposes letting 60-year-olds enroll in Medicare. He'd pay for the expansion out of general tax revenue, he says, not the Medicare fund.