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天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Live From Aspen: Health and the 2024 Elections

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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 天天看片 Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.

How Two States Reveal a Deeper Divide on Insuring Kids鈥 Health

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Arizona and Florida lawmakers saw trouble ahead for children in 2023, with states slated 鈥 as the covid-19 pandemic waned 鈥 to resume disenrolling ineligible people from Medicaid. So, legislators in both states voted to expand a safety net known as the Children鈥檚 Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which covers those 18 and younger in […]

California Lawmakers Preserve Aid to Older, Disabled Immigrants

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Lawmakers passed a budget that rejected Gov. Gavin Newsom鈥檚 proposal to save nearly $95 million by eliminating in-home support services for qualifying older, blind, and disabled immigrants lacking legal residency. Advocates say Newsom鈥檚 plan would have cost more in the long run. Newsom has not indicated whether he鈥檒l veto.

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS Rejects Abortion Pill Challenge 鈥 For Now聽

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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 天天看片 Health News, and Emmarie Huetteman of 天天看片 Health News join 天天看片 Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews KFF president and CEO Drew Altman about KFF鈥檚 new 鈥淗ealth Policy 101鈥 primer.

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Anti-Abortion Hard-Liners Speak Up

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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 天天看片 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

California Pays Meth Users To Get Sober

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California鈥檚 Medicaid program is testing a novel approach for people addicted to methamphetamine, cocaine, and other stimulants. For every clean urine test, they can earn money 鈥 up to $599 a year.

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Bird Flu Lands as the Next Public Health 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 天天看片 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.

California鈥檚 $12 Billion Medicaid Makeover Banks on Nonprofits鈥 Buy-In

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California鈥檚 Medicaid program is relying heavily on community groups to deliver new social services to vulnerable patients, such as security deposits for homeless people and air purifiers for asthma patients. But many of these nonprofits face staffing and billing challenges and haven鈥檛 been able to deliver services effectively.

Why Medicaid鈥檚 鈥楿ndercount鈥 Problem Counts

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Millions of people were surprised to find themselves booted from Medicaid over the past year after pandemic-era protections expired that had prevented states from terminating their coverage. Turns out, millions of them were also unaware they had been covered by the government program. Nearly 1 in 3 people enrolled in Medicaid in 2022 鈥 or […]

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Newly Minted Doctors Are Avoiding Abortion Ban States

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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 天天看片 Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more.

In Oregon, Medicaid Is Buying People Air Conditioners

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Oregon has started providing air conditioners, air purifiers and power banks to help some of its Medicaid recipients cope with soaring heat, smoky skies and other dangers of climate change. It鈥檚 a first-in-the-nation experiment that expands a Biden administration strategy to take Medicaid beyond traditional medical care and into the realm of social services. 鈥淐limate change is […]