Julie Rovner

Joe Biden鈥檚 Skittish Support for Abortion Rights

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President Biden spent much of his State of the Union speech last week talking about two subjects central to his reelection campaign while seemingly trying not to name them. One was Donald Trump, or as Biden called him, 鈥渕y predecessor.鈥 The other was abortion. It鈥檚 hardly news that Biden, an 81-year-old devout Catholic, is uncomfortable […]

Nikki Haley Wants 鈥楥onsensus鈥 on Contraception. It鈥檚 Not That Easy.

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Nikki Haley, the last candidate standing between Donald Trump and the GOP presidential nomination, insists that being 鈥渦napologetically pro-life鈥 doesn鈥檛 make her anti-birth control. 鈥淟et鈥檚 find consensus,鈥 she urged at a GOP presidential debate in November. 鈥淟et鈥檚 make sure we make contraception accessible.鈥  If only consensus were that easy. In some conservative circles, contraception is […]

A Legal Battle Over Herring Fishing Has Big Implications for 国产精品视频 Care

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What do herring fishing and health policy have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out, owing to a case now before the Supreme Court. If the justices rule as expected, based on this month鈥檚 oral arguments, they could dramatically change the way federal health agencies operate. 鈥淭he upheaval caused 鈥 would be immense,鈥 argues […]

What Would a Second Trump Presidency Look Like for 国产精品视频 Care?

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国产精品视频 policy during Donald Trump鈥檚 tenure was dominated by covid-19 and a failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. His appointments to the Supreme Court led to the end of national abortion rights, and he took steps to increase hospital price transparency and improve care for veterans.

The AMA Wants a Medicare Cut Reversed 鈥 And Lawmakers To Stay Out of Care

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Congress is back this week and feverishly working on a bipartisan agreement to fund the government for the rest of the 2024 fiscal year. Ahead of a potential vote, I spoke with Jesse Ehrenfeld, the president of the American Medical Association, the nation鈥檚 largest lobby group for doctors, about his organization鈥檚 priorities in Washington.  Some […]

Republicans Once Championed Public 国产精品视频. What Happened?

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It wasn鈥檛 that long ago that Republicans were all-in on boosting public health spending. 鈥淭he highest investment priority in Washington should be to double the federal budget for scientific research,鈥 former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) wrote in a 1999 op-ed in The Washington Post. Big spending increases for the National Institutes of 国产精品视频 soon […]

Abortion 鈥淯ntil the Day of Birth鈥 Is Almost Never a Thing

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It鈥檚 one of the most frequent claims made by antiabortion lawmakers: That abortion rights supporters favor allowing abortions literally until the end of pregnancy. 鈥淔rankly I think it鈥檚 unethical and immoral to allow for abortions up until the day of birth,鈥 Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said at last week鈥檚 GOP presidential primary debate. At that […]

The AMA May Reconsider Single-Payer 国产精品视频 Care

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Is the American Medical Association going soft on single-payer health care? We鈥檙e about to find out. For more than a century, the most influential U.S. physician group has stridently opposed what could generally be described as 鈥渘ational health insurance.鈥 It famously helped defeat health reform efforts in the 1930s and 1940s, delayed the establishment of […]

What鈥檚 It Really Like to Be HHS Secretary? Three Who鈥檝e Done It Spill the Beans

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Three secretaries of 国产精品视频 and Human Services, who served under Presidents Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Barack Obama, gathered this week for a rare, candid conversation hosted by the Aspen Ideas Festival and KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 鈥淲hat the 国产精品视频?鈥 about the experience of being the nation鈥檚 top health official.

Abortion Bans Are Driving Off Doctors and Closing Clinics, Putting Basic 国产精品视频 Care at Risk

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Doctors say they are reluctant to practice in abortion-banned states, where making the best decision for a patient could run afoul of the law. Even former President Donald Trump鈥檚 surgeon general is concerned about the repercussions for women鈥檚 health, writes KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner.

Walensky to Leave CDC in June as Covid Emergency Winds Down

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director presided over one of the most tumultuous times in the agency鈥檚 history, struggling to regain public trust after it was revealed that Trump officials intervened in its pandemic response.

Why Do Politicians Weaponize Medicare? Because It Works

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Politicians are again pointing fingers over who wants to cut Medicare. As past Washington brawls show, the party accused of threatening popular entitlements tends to lose elections 鈥 although it鈥檚 the beneficiaries relying on lawmakers to fund it who stand to lose the most.

Ask Voters Directly, and Abortion Rights Wins Most Ballot Fights

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Anti-abortion candidates have fared well in recent elections. But decades of ballot initiatives 鈥 including a half-dozen measures considered after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June 鈥 show that when voters are asked directly, they usually side with preserving abortion rights.

Abortion Issue Helps Limit Democrats鈥 Losses in Midterms

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Although control of Congress was still undecided Wednesday, Republicans seemed poised to take power in the House, while the fate of the Senate remained too close to call. Economic issues were at the top of voters鈥 minds, but abortion access also played a large role in their decisions.