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California 国产精品视频 Care Pioneer Goes National, Girds for Partisan Skirmishes

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Anthony Wright, a champion for Californians鈥 health care rights, will take the helm of Families USA in Washington, D.C., where he plans to campaign for more affordable and accessible care nationally. He leaves 国产精品视频 Access California, where he helped outlaw surprise medical billing, require companies to report drug price increases, and cap hospital bills for uninsured patients.

KFF 国产精品视频 News' 'What the 国产精品视频?': GOP Platform Muddies Abortion Waters

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As Donald Trump prepares to be formally nominated as the GOP鈥檚 candidate for president next week, the platform he will run on is taking shape. And in line with Trump鈥檚 approach, it aims to simultaneously satisfy hard-core abortion opponents and reassure more moderate swing voters. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission takes on pharmacy benefits management firms. Shefali Luthra of The 19th News, Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call, and Jessie Hellmann of CQ Roll Call join KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Jennifer Klein, director of the White House Gender Policy Council, about the Biden administration鈥檚 policies to ensure access to reproductive health care.

KFF 国产精品视频 News' 'What the 国产精品视频?': Nursing Home Staffing Rules Prompt Pushback

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The nursing home industry 鈥 as well as a healthy number of Congress members 鈥 are all pushing back on the Biden administration鈥檚 new rules on nursing home staffing. Industry officials say that there are not enough workers to meet the requirements and that the costs would be prohibitive. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill are trying to force Republicans to explain their exact positions on assuring access to contraceptives and in vitro fertilization. Rachel Cohrs Zhang of Stat, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, and Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call join KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Bram Sable-Smith, who reported and wrote the latest KFF 国产精品视频 News-NPR 鈥淏ill of the Month鈥 feature about a free cruise that turned out to be anything but.

Wyden Demands Penalties for Obamacare Enrollment Fraud

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Lawmakers and state officials are turning up the heat on federal regulators to stop unscrupulous, commission-hungry insurance agents from enrolling thousands of people in Affordable Care Act plans, or switching their coverage, without their knowledge. Customers often don鈥檛 discover the changes until they鈥檙e denied medical coverage or get stuck with a bill for ACA tax […]

KFF 国产精品视频 News' 'What the 国产精品视频?': Bird Flu Lands as the Next Public 国产精品视频 Challenge

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Public health authorities are closely watching an unusual strain of bird flu that has infected dairy cows in nine states and at least one dairy worker. Meanwhile, another major health system suffered a cyberattack, and Congress is moving to extend the availability of telehealth services. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call, and Rachel Cohrs Zhang of Stat join KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Atul Grover of the Association of American Medical Colleges about its recent analysis showing that graduating medical students are avoiding training in states with abortion bans and major restrictions.

Democrats Seek To Make GOP Pay for Threats to Reproductive Rights

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Democrats running for office are using abortion rollbacks to galvanize voters, with abortion rights ballot initiatives amplifying their lines of attack. In Missouri, the leading Democratic candidate for the Senate also blames Republican Sen. Josh Hawley for threatening access to IVF.

KFF 国产精品视频 News' 'What the 国产精品视频?': Too Big To Fail? Now It鈥檚 ‘Too Big To Hack’

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Congress this week had the chance to formally air grievances over the cascading consequences of the Change 国产精品视频care cyberattack, and lawmakers from both major parties agreed on one culprit: consolidation in health care. Plus, about a year after states began stripping people from their Medicaid rolls, a new survey shows nearly a quarter of adults who were disenrolled are now uninsured. Jessie Hellmann of CQ Roll Call, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Lauren Weber of The Washington Post join KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Mary Agnes Carey to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, KFF 国产精品视频 News鈥 Julie Rovner interviews Caroline Pearson of the Peterson 国产精品视频 Technology Institute.

As Republicans Wrestle With IVF, the Biden Administration Expands Benefits

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While Republican lawmakers try to walk a fine line on in vitro fertilization 鈥 expressing support for the popular procedure, even as some of their supporters argue life begins at conception 鈥 the federal government expanded fertility benefits for millions of workers this year, including up to $25,000 a year for IVF. Many employers have […]

Feds Join Ranks of Employers with Generous Fertility Benefits

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Starting this year, federal employees can choose plans that cover a broad menu of fertility services, including up to $25,000 annually for in vitro fertilization procedures. At the same time, politics around IVF and reproductive health have become a central issue in the current election-year debate.

Social Security Chief Testifies in Senate About Plans to Stop 鈥楥lawback Cruelty鈥

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Commissioner Martin O鈥橫alley testifies to two Senate panels that his agency will stop the 鈥渋njustices鈥 of suspending people鈥檚 monthly benefits to recover alleged overpayments. The burden will be on the Social Security Administration to prove the beneficiary was to blame.