Julie Rovner

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Trump Throws Support Behind Fix For Surprise Medical Bills, But Hurdles Remain

Thursday, May 09, 2019

A bipartisan group of senators has been working on a plan to protect patients from unexpected medical bills. Disagreements within the health care industry could thwart those efforts.


Foes Of Trump's Restrictions On Family Planning Clinics See Law On Their Side

Thursday, February 28, 2019

In 1991, the Supreme Court upheld restrictions on family planning providers that are similar to rules proposed by the Trump Administration. But Trump critics say the legal landscape has changed.


Former Rep. John Dingell Left An Enduring Health Care Legacy

Friday, February 08, 2019

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Rep. John Dingell was instrumental in expanding the Medicaid program, reshaping Medicare and modernizing the Food and Drug Administration. He died Thursday night.


Trump Highlights Health Agenda And Vows To Lower 'Unfair' Drug Prices

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The president's State of the Union address laid out a series of goals, including lowering prescription prices, pursuing an end to the HIV epidemic and increasing research for childhood cancers.


House Democrats' Focus On Abortion Could Stymie Work With Senate

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Members of the new Democratic majority in the House vow to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.


Where U.S. Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court.


5 Ways Nixing The Affordable Care Act Could Upend U.S. Health System

Thursday, December 20, 2018

If the decision of a judge in Texas to invalidate the federal health law holds up, expect broad effects on your health care — from insurance coverage to Medicare payments to pre-existing conditions.


Texas Judge Rules Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional, But Supporters Vow To Appeal

Friday, December 14, 2018

A ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional is likely to go to the Supreme Court. For now, the decision likely won't affect people who buy insurance on marketplaces created by the law.


GOP Revives Medicare Scare Tactics As Election Nears

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Democrats are hammering Republicans over their efforts to eliminate insurance protections for pre-existing conditions. Republicans are telling seniors their Medicare coverage may be in danger.


FACT CHECK: Who's Right About Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Consumers favor safeguards that help people with a history of health problems still get insurance. In the heat of the midterm campaigns, politicians' arguments don't always add up.


What A Ruling In Texas v. United States Could Mean For Health Care

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Kaiser Health News reporter Julie Rovner speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what was at stake during the faceoff between state Republican and Democratic attorney generals over the Affordable Care Act in a Texas courtroom.


What's At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Texas will hear arguments from Republicans who want him to strike down the health law and from Democrats who say the law is constitutional and should stay in place.


NYU's Move To Make Medical School Free For All Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New York University students cheered, but critics say waiving tuition isn't the best way to ease student debt or boost the number of primary care doctors from diverse backgrounds.


Democrats Say Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Is A Threat To The ACA

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Senate Democrats see defense of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions as a rally issue that could keep their caucus unified when Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle heats up.


If High Court Reverses Roe v. Wade, 22 States Likely To Ban Abortion

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

As with current abortion policies, a reversal of the landmark court decision would mean a woman's access to the procedure would continue to be determined by where she lives.


Trump Administration Halts $10.4 Billion in Payments for ACA Program

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The money is supposed to help insurance companies balance the costs between lower-risk, cheaper enrollees and higher risk patients. 


Atul Gawande's Aim For Health Care: 'Make It Simpler To Do The Right Thing'

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The doctor and health care critic hopes to design a better system for more than 1 million workers at Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. Data-driven solutions can improve outcomes, he says.


Trump Administration Won't Defend ACA

Saturday, June 09, 2018

The Justice Department has said the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, which requires Americans to have insurance, is unconstitutional.


What To Watch For As Trump Takes Aim At ACA Protections

Friday, June 08, 2018

The Trump administration has declined to defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in court, saying protections for people with pre-existing conditions should be declared unconstitutional.


What Does Trump's Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds Mean?

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a conservative goal: cutting a key program's funding for Planned Parenthood. The strategy might work.