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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.

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.

Weight-Loss Drugs Are So Popular They鈥檙e Headed for Medicare Negotiations

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The steep prices 鈥 and popularity 鈥 of Ozempic and similar weight-loss and diabetes drugs could soon make them a priority for Medicare drug price negotiations. List prices for a month鈥檚 supply of the drugs range from $936 to $1,349, according to the Peterson-天天看片 Health System Tracker. The Inflation Reduction Act President Biden signed in […]

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

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.

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.

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Abortion 鈥 Again 鈥 At the Supreme Court

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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 天天看片 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.

Medicare Stumbles Managing a Costly Problem 鈥 Chronic Illness

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Nearly a decade ago, Medicare launched a program to help the two-thirds of beneficiaries with chronic conditions by paying their doctors an additional monthly fee to coordinate their care. The strategy has largely failed to live up to its potential; only about 4 percent of potentially eligible beneficiaries in the traditional Medicare program are enrolled, […]

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': Florida Limits Abortion 鈥 For Now

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The Florida Supreme Court handed down dual abortion rulings this week. One said voters will be allowed to decide in November whether to create a state right to abortion. The other ruling, though, allows a 15-week ban to take effect immediately 鈥 before an even more sweeping, six-week ban replaces it in May. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is doubling down on his administration鈥檚 health care accomplishments as he kicks off his general election campaign. Lauren Weber of The Washington Post, Joanne Kenen of the Johns Hopkins University schools of nursing and public health, and Tami Luhby of CNN join 天天看片 Health News鈥 Julie Rovner to discuss these stories and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews health care analyst Jeff Goldsmith about the growing size and influence of UnitedHealth Group in the wake of the Change Healthcare hack.

ACA Plans Are Being Switched Without Enrollees鈥 OK

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Insurance agents say it鈥檚 too easy to access consumer information on the Affordable Care Act federal marketplace. Policyholders can lose their doctors and access to prescriptions. Some end up owing back taxes.

天天看片 Health News' 'What the Health?': The Supreme Court and the Abortion Pill

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The Supreme Court this week heard its first abortion case since overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022, about an appeals court ruling that would dramatically restrict the availability of the abortion pill mifepristone. But while it seems likely that this case could be dismissed on a technicality, abortion opponents have more challenges in the pipeline. Meanwhile, health issues are heating up on the campaign trail, as Republicans continue to take aim at Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act 鈥 all things Democrats are delighted to defend. Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Lauren Weber of The Washington Post join 天天看片 Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews 天天看片 Health News鈥 Tony Leys, who wrote a 天天看片 Health News-NPR 鈥淏ill of the Month鈥 feature about Medicare and a very expensive air-ambulance ride. Plus, for 鈥渆xtra credit,鈥 the panelists suggest health policy stories they read this week they think you should read, too.