Julie Rovner

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Obamacare Takes Another Hit In Federal Appeals Court Ruling

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A federal court in New Orleans has declared a portion of the health law unconstitutional, asking the lower court to reconsider the rest. This leaves the future of the law in limbo.


What Else Disappears If The ACA Is Overturned?

Monday, December 16, 2019

Though it has been on the books for nearly a decade, the Affordable Care Act faces a big court challenge right now that could overturn it. Here's what happens if the federal health law goes away.


Which Health Care Strategy Has The Edge Among Democrats And Swing Voters?

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Fans of "Medicare for All" are betting that most Democrats who vote have moved left since 2008, at least on health care. But results from a mix of recent polls suggest voters' views aren't clear-cut.


Want New Taxes To Pay For Health Care? Lessons From The Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

When passing the ACA, Democrats touted the fact that they had included many measures to pay for the bill's expanded coverage. But nearly 10 years later, Congress has eliminated many of those taxes.


High-Ranking Dog Provides Key Training For Military's Medical Students

Friday, November 08, 2019

Service dogs are a common sight at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, near Washington, D.C. But this special canine trains would-be healers how to pick the right dog for a wounded veteran.


'Cadillac Tax' On Generous Health Plans May Be Headed For Repeal

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.


Medicare vs Public Option Explained

Friday, August 02, 2019

Figure out exactly what the difference between "Medicare for All" and the "public option" is.

Radical Or Incremental? What's Really In Joe Biden's Health Plan

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Biden plan released this week is an update of the Affordable Care Act with controversial differences. Among them: a "public option" that covers abortion, and subsidized premiums for more people.


The Affordable Care Act Is Back In Court: 5 Facts You Need To Know

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The ACA is again being put to the test, after a lower court judge ruled the massive health law unconstitutional. The case might yet ricochet back to the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 election.


American Medical Association Wades Into Abortion Debate With Lawsuit

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

After decades on the sidelines, the medical trade group is taking a more aggressive stance by fighting two North Dakota laws it says interfere with the doctor-patient relationship.


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.