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素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': At GOP Convention, Health Policy Is Mostly MIA

After an assassination attempt last weekend sent former President Donald Trump to the hospital with minor injuries, the Republican National Convention went off with little mention of health care issues. And Trump鈥檚 newly nominated vice presidential pick, Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, has barely staked out a record on health during his 18 months in office 鈥 aside from being strongly opposed to abortion. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Joanne Kenen of Johns Hopkins University and Politico Magazine join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews 素人色情片Health News鈥 Renuka Rayasam, who wrote June鈥檚 installment of 素人色情片Health News-NPR 鈥淏ill of the Month,鈥 about a patient who walked into what he thought was an urgent care center and walked out with an emergency room bill.鈥

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': GOP Platform Muddies Abortion Waters

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 素人色情片Health 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.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS Term Wraps With a Bang

The Supreme Court has issued its final opinions for the 2023-24 term, including decisions affecting abortion access, the opioid epidemic, and how the federal government functions. In this special episode, Sarah Somers , legal director of the National Health Law Program, joins 素人色情片Health News鈥 chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, to discuss how the justices disposed of the term鈥檚 health-related cases and what those decisions could mean going forward.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS Ruling Strips Power From Federal Health Agencies

In what will certainly be remembered as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has overruled a 40-year-old precedent that gave federal agencies, rather than judges, the power to interpret ambiguous laws passed by Congress. Administrative experts say the decision will dramatically change the way key health agencies do business. Also, the court decided not to decide whether a federal law requiring hospitals to provide emergency care overrides Idaho鈥檚 near-total ban on abortion. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Victoria Knight of Axios, and Joanne Kenen of Johns Hopkins University and Politico Magazine join 素人色情片Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Plus, for 鈥渆xtra credit,鈥 the panelists suggest health policy stories they read this week they think you should read, too.

An Arm and a Leg: Meet the Middleman鈥檚 Middleman

Why are patients facing bigger bills than they expect for out-of-network care? In this episode of 鈥淎n Arm and a Leg,鈥 the show explains the hidden mechanics of MultiPlan, a data firm that helps health insurers set these rates and make bigger returns.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Live From Aspen: Health and the 2024 Elections

Health policy may not be the top issue in this year鈥檚 presidential and congressional elections, but it鈥檚 likely to play a key role. President Joe Biden and Democrats intend to hold Republicans responsible for the Supreme Court鈥檚 unpopular ruling overturning the right to abortion, and former President Donald Trump aims to take credit for government efforts to lower prescription drug prices 鈥 even in cases in which he played no role. Meanwhile, some critical health care issues, such as those involving Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, are unlikely to get discussed much, even though the party in power after the elections would control the future of those programs. This week, in an episode taped before a live audience at the Aspen Ideas: Health festival in Aspen, Colorado, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS Rejects Abortion Pill Challenge 鈥 For Now聽

The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the FDA鈥檚 approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, ruling unanimously that the anti-abortion doctor group that filed the suit lacked standing. But abortion opponents are expected to pursue other strategies to ban or restrict the medication. Meanwhile, the Biden administration moves to stop the inclusion of medical debt on individual credit reports, and former President Donald Trump tries to claim credit for $35 insulin. Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Rachana Pradhan of 素人色情片Health News, and Emmarie Huetteman of 素人色情片Health News join 素人色情片Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews 素人色情片president and CEO Drew Altman about KFF鈥檚 new 鈥淗ealth Policy 101鈥 primer.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Nursing Home Staffing Rules Prompt Pushback

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 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews 素人色情片Health News鈥 Bram Sable-Smith, who reported and wrote the latest 素人色情片Health News-NPR 鈥淏ill of the Month鈥 feature about a free cruise that turned out to be anything but.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Waiting for SCOTUS

June is when the Supreme Court typically issues rulings in the major cases it hears during that year鈥檚 term. This year, those interested in health policy are awaiting decisions in two abortion-related cases and one that could reshuffle the way health policies (and all other federal policies) are made. In this special episode, KFF鈥檚 Laurie Sobel, associate director for women鈥檚 health policy, joins Julie Rovner for a review of the cases and a preview of how the court might rule.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Anti-Abortion Hard-Liners Speak Up

While Republican candidates in many states downplay their opposition to abortion, the most vehement wing of the movement, which helped overturn Roe v. Wade 鈥 those who advocate prosecuting patients, outlawing contraception, and banning IVF 鈥 are increasingly outspoken. Meanwhile, some state legislatures continue to advance new restrictions, like a proposal moving in Louisiana to include abortion medications mifepristone and misoprostol on the list of the most dangerous drugs. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post, and Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins schools of public health and nursing and Politico Magazine join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Shefali Luthra of The 19th about her new book on abortion in post-Roe America, 鈥淯ndue Burden.鈥

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Bird Flu Lands as the Next Public Health Challenge

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 素人色情片Health 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.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Newly Minted Doctors Are Avoiding Abortion Ban States

For the second year in a row, medical school graduates across specialties are shying away from applying for residency training in states with abortion bans or significant restrictions, according to a new study. Meanwhile, Medicare鈥檚 trustees report that the program will be able to pay its bills longer than expected 鈥 which could discourage Congress from acting to address the program鈥檚 long-term financial woes. Lauren Weber of The Washington Post, Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins University schools of nursing and public health and Politico Magazine, and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Abortion Access Changing Again in Florida and Arizona

A six-week abortion ban took effect in Florida this week, dramatically restricting access to the procedure not just in the nation鈥檚 third-most-populous state but across the South. Patients from states with even more restrictive bans had been flooding in since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Meanwhile, the CEO of the health behemoth UnitedHealth Group appeared before committees in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers grilled him about the February cyberattack on subsidiary Change Healthcare and how its ramifications are being felt months later. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Rachana Pradhan of 素人色情片Health News join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Plus, for 鈥渆xtra credit,鈥 the panelists suggest health policy stories they read this week they think you should read, too.

An Arm and a Leg: The Hack

In this episode of 鈥淎n Arm and a Leg,鈥 host Dan Weissmann explores what the fallout from a cyberattack says about antitrust concerns in health care.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Abortion 鈥 Again 鈥 At the Supreme Court

For the second time in as many months, the Supreme Court heard arguments in an abortion case. This time, the justices are being asked to decide whether a federal law that requires emergency care in hospitals can trump Idaho鈥檚 near-total abortion ban. Meanwhile, the federal government, for the first time, will require minimum staffing standards for nursing homes. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN, and Joanne Kenen of Johns Hopkins University and Politico Magazine join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Plus, for 鈥渆xtra credit,鈥 the panelists suggest health policy stories they read this week they think you should read, too.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Too Big To Fail? Now It鈥檚 ‘Too Big To Hack’

Congress this week had the chance to formally air grievances over the cascading consequences of the Change Healthcare 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 素人色情片Health News鈥 Mary Agnes Carey to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner interviews Caroline Pearson of the Peterson Health Technology Institute.

素人色情片Health News' 'What the Health?': Arizona Turns Back the Clock on Abortion Access

A week after the Florida Supreme Court said the state could enforce an abortion ban passed in 2023, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state could enforce a near-total ban passed in 1864 鈥 over a half-century before Arizona became a state. The move further scrambled the abortion issue for Republicans and posed an immediate quandary for former President Donald Trump, who has been seeking an elusive middle ground in the polarized debate. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs Zhang of Stat, and Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post join 素人色情片Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews 素人色情片Health News鈥 Molly Castle Work, who reported and wrote the latest 素人色情片Health News-NPR 鈥淏ill of the Month鈥 feature, about an air-ambulance ride for an infant with RSV that his insurer deemed not medically necessary.