Julie Rovner appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Democrats are now weighing whether to cut their plan to expand Medicare entirely from the reconciliation bill in Congress.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
How will public healthcare change after the election?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.