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Live From D.C.: A Look Ahead At Health Policy In 2019

46:14 | Jan 31st

Congress and President Donald Trump are starting to wrestle with health policy issues, and health is already a key debate point in the early run-up to the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Might any major health policy legislation be passed and...Show More

‘Medicare-For-All’? More? Some?

30:51 | Jan 24th

“Medicare-for-all” has become the rallying cry for Democrats in the new Congress. But there is a long list of other ways to increase insurance coverage. Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to chip away at the Medicaid program for the poor, ...Show More

Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

40:23 | Jan 17th

As drugmakers hike prices, interest to rein them in is growing on Capitol Hill. Next week marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, and both the House, whose leaders back abortion rights, and the Senate, controlled ...Show More

New Year, New Health Proposals

40:16 | Jan 10th

Democratic governors and mayors are unveiling new ideas to control costs and expand coverage. The federal government shutdown has spared most health agencies, but not all. And learn the latest on that lawsuit out of Texas, which is threatening the Af...Show More

Ask Us Anything!

32:08 | Jan 3rd

From Medicare dental coverage to drug prices to fetal tissue research, the panelists answer listeners’ questions. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post join KHN’s Ju...Show More

More On That Texas Lawsuit, And The Best And Worst Health Policy Stories Of The Year

42:25 | Dec 20th, 2018

The fallout continues from that Texas court decision that ruled Congress’ 2017 elimination of the tax penalty for failing to have insurance rendered the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Meanwhile, enrollment for 2019 at healthcare.gov was...Show More

What Just Happened To The ACA In Texas And What Happens Now? Special Bonus Edition

15:40 | Dec 17th, 2018

A federal district judge in Texas ruled Friday that Congress’ 2017 elimination of the tax penalty for failing to have insurance rendered the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. What happens now? KHN’s Julie Rovner, along with panelists Joann...Show More

Insurance Enrollment Is Lagging — And There Are Lots Of Reasons Why

34:51 | Dec 13th, 2018

Sign-ups for insurance under the Affordable Care Act are still well behind last year’s mark with just a week until the end of open enrollment in most states. The Supreme Court declines a case that could have allowed states to defund Planned Parenthoo...Show More

Is Health Spending The Next Big Political Issue?

38:31 | Dec 6th, 2018

Diabetics dying because they can’t afford insulin. Organ transplant patients undergoing “wallet biopsies” to get on waiting lists. Are out-of-pocket costs going to dominate the health discussion in the next election? Margot Sanger-Katz of The New Yor...Show More

Episode 74: Reading The Tea Leaves In Blue Wave’s Wake

38:53 | Nov 29th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Alice Ollstein of Politico and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the impact of House Democratic leadership elections and ...Show More

Episode 73: Health Nerd Books For The Holidays

35:13 | Nov 20th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest on open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act a...Show More

Episode 72: Doctors, Guns and Lame Ducks

25:54 | Nov 15th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Alice Ollstein of Politico discuss how the Democrats’ takeover of the House and other resul...Show More

Episode 71: Split Decision On Health Care

28:55 | Nov 8th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss the Trump administration’s new birth control coverage rules a...Show More

Episode 70: Open Enrollment And A Midterm Preview

48:20 | Nov 1st, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss the start of open enrollment for individual health insurance p...Show More

Episode 69: Trump, GOP Fight Back On Health Care

27:04 | Oct 25th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Alice Ollstein of Politico discuss a flurry of proposals from the Trump administration on wh...Show More

Episode 68: Republicans’ Preexisting Political Problem

36:14 | Oct 18th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss how protections for people with preexisting conditions hav...Show More

Episode 67: Falling Premiums And Rising Political Tensions

29:48 | Oct 11th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s announcement that average premi...Show More

Episode 66: Some Things Old, Some Things New

42:03 | Oct 4th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner discuss final action on bills in Congress to addre...Show More

Episode 65: (Almost) Live from Austin!

34:53 | Sep 28th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Politico talk about how health issues will play in midterm elections, the Trump administratio...Show More

Episode 64: Health On The Hill

34:53 | Sep 20th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico talk about a spate of health-related legislative action on Capitol Hi...Show More

Episode 63: A Detour On A Smoking Off-Ramp

29:36 | Sep 13th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call talk about the Food and Drug Administrati...Show More

Episode 62: Health Policy Goes To Court

41:36 | Sep 6th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Politico talk about the latest court challenge to the Affordable Ca...Show More

Episode 61: Ask Us Anything!

42:13 | Aug 30th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico answer listeners’ questions about health policy and politics.

Episode 60: Opioids, EpiPens And Health Funding

40:08 | Aug 23rd, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico talk about Senate action on health funding and opioid legisl...Show More

Episode 59: See You In Court!

38:10 | Aug 16th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about a spate of lawsuits involving t...Show More

Episode 58: Coming Soon, ‘Long-Term, Short-Term’ Plans

38:25 | Aug 9th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of The Washington Examiner talk about the latest Trump administration efforts ...Show More

Episode 57: Let’s Talk Politics

35:09 | Jul 31st, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call talk about health care’s emergence as a possible voting issue in the...Show More

Episode 56: Congress And Health Care. Again.

27:32 | Jul 26th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Kimberly Leonard of The Washington Examiner talk about the new push on health legislation by Repub...Show More

Episode 55: Drug Prices And Unicorns

50:00 | Jul 19th, 2018

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Episode 54: ACA Under Fire. Again.

31:16 | Jul 12th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the health politics of the latest Supreme Court pic...Show More

Episode 53: Whither Work Requirements?

48:57 | Jul 5th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, ...Show More

Episode 52: Justice Kennedy Retires. Now What?

45:30 | Jun 28th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the possible impact of the retirement of Justice...Show More

Episode 51: Live from Aspen!

46:51 | Jun 22nd, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times report from the Spotlight Health portion of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. They’re joi...Show More

Episode 50: California Here We Come

37:44 | Jun 14th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Carrie Feibel of KQED San Francisco, Anna Maria Barry-Jester of FiveThirtyEight.com and Joanne Kenen of Politico report from San Francisco on the complicated health polit...Show More

Episode 49: Health Care Politics, Midterm Edition

41:34 | Jun 7th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call discuss how Medicare, Medicaid and the fate of the Af...Show More

Episode 48: Virginia, The VA And Military Medicine

47:45 | May 31st, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call discuss the Virginia legislature’s about-face with a vote to ...Show More

Episode 47: Campaign Promises Kept, Plus 'Nerd Reports'

47:39 | May 24th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss a proposed Trump administration regulation that seeks to se...Show More

Episode 46: Much Ado About Drug Prices

50:34 | May 17th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call discuss President Donald Trump’s proposals to control prescription drug prices an...Show More

Episode 45: The Politics Of Rising Premiums And Menu Labeling

39:51 | May 10th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss the latest on the politics of rising premiu...Show More

Episode 44: Medicaid, Privacy, And The Return Of Tom Price

46:44 | May 3rd, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the latest on states’ efforts to reshape their Medica...Show More

Episode 43: What Next For The VA?

32:39 | Apr 26th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the collapse of the nomination of White House physician Ronny Jacks...Show More

Episode 42: Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

55:19 | Apr 19th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post examine how even after Republicans failed to...Show More

Episode 41: It’s Nerd Week

37:42 | Apr 12th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the Trump administration’s latest effort ...Show More

Episode 40: Alive And Limping: ACA In The Age Of Trump

50:44 | Apr 5th, 2018

In this special episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo take a deep dive into the state of the federal health...Show More

Episode 39: VA Secretary Out, Privatization In?

33:25 | Mar 29th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss President Trump’s firing of David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Af...Show More

Episode 38: Health Law Fix Misses The Spending Bill Train

48:20 | Mar 23rd, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the apparent demise of bipartisan legislation aimed at shoring...Show More

Episode 37: Rocky Road Ahead In Congress For Insurance Market Bills

32:13 | Mar 15th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the problems that are making congressional ef...Show More

Episode 36: HHS Leaders Take To The Stump

39:55 | Mar 8th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and new podcast panelist Anna Edney of Bloomberg News discuss this week’s spate of speeches by the lead...Show More

Episode 35: The ACA Heads Back To Court. Again.

38:03 | Mar 1st, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Sarah Kliff of Vox discuss the latest lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable C...Show More

Episode 34: The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

35:30 | Feb 22nd, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s proposed ...Show More

Episode 33: What Do The Budget, Idaho And FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Have In Common?

43:40 | Feb 15th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield-Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss President Donald Trump’...Show More

Episode 32: There’s a Really Big Health Bill in that Budget Deal

44:54 | Feb 9th, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss health policy changes in the just-concluded bipartisa...Show More

Episode 31: The State of the (Health) Union

27:17 | Jan 31st, 2018

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, and Julie Appleby and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss President Trump’s drug price promises in his first State of ...Show More

Episode 30: CHIP (Finally) Gets Funded

33:59 | Jan 25th, 2018

In this episode of “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the short-term spending bill passed by Congress tha...Show More

Episode 29: Our First Live Show: What The Health Will Happen In 2018?

54:53 | Jan 18th, 2018

In this episode of “What the Health?” -- taped in front of a live audience -- Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Ma...Show More

Episode 28: Should You Work For Your Medicaid Coverage?

41:30 | Jan 12th, 2018

In this episode of “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss possible new work requirements for Medicaid recipients and the latest on r...Show More

Episode 27: While You Were Celebrating…

39:55 | Jan 4th, 2018

In this episode of “What The Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Paige Winfield Cunningham of the Washington Post, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss this week’s news, as well as some h...Show More

Episode 26: The Year In Health Policy

44:49 | Dec 21st, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss this week’s news, including health issues in the just-passe...Show More

Episode 25: Farewell Individual Mandate

40:41 | Dec 15th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss health issues in the emerging tax bill, including the likel...Show More

Episode 24: Is Health Care Spending Still The Hungry, Hungry Hippo?

38:59 | Dec 8th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Margot Sanger Katz of The New York Times discuss new health spending numbers from the fed...Show More

Episode 23: Taxes, Medicare And The Year-End Mess

28:47 | Nov 30th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a n...Show More

Episode 22: Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

33:21 | Nov 21st, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past severa...Show More

Episode 21: Tax Bill Or Health Bill?

32:07 | Nov 17th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the inclusion of health policies into the current tax cut debate, including a...Show More

Episode 20: We Have Numbers!

39:52 | Nov 10th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the first days of open enrollment for 2018 individual health insurance plans ...Show More

Episode 19: How Confused Are We?

35:47 | Nov 2nd, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the start of open enrollment under the Afford...Show More

Episode 18: Open Enrollment is Nigh

39:37 | Oct 26th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss this year’s open enrollment for individual health insurance t...Show More

Episode 17: Whiplash

33:27 | Oct 19th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the bipartisan plan in the Senate to stabilize the individu...Show More

Episode 16: Let’s Blow It All Up

29:13 | Oct 13th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Sarah Kliff of Vox and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s latest efforts to undermine the individu...Show More

Episode 15: Congress Is CHIPPING Away At Health Insurance For Kids

42:24 | Oct 4th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss Congress’ tardiness in renewing the Children’s Health...Show More

Episode 14: Repeal And Replace Is Dead. What Now?

34:29 | Sep 28th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, and Paige Winfield Cunningham of the Washington Post discuss what happens now that Republicans ...Show More

Episode 13: Zombie Repeal-And-Replace Bill Rises Again

34:57 | Sep 20th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss Senate Republicans’ last-ditch effort to upend the Affordable Care Act ahead of a Sept. 30 deadlin...Show More

Episode 12: Health Plans Busting Out All Over

33:50 | Sep 13th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, and Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal discuss Democratic, Republican, and bipartisan health propos...Show More

Episode 11: Welcome Back Congress. Now Get To Work.

25:12 | Sep 8th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News discuss the return of Congress and bipartisan efforts to shore up...Show More

Episode 10: Hurricane Harvey And Health Costs

38:37 | Aug 31st, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the potential health impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast, and what impact the reli...Show More

Episode 9: Back To Health Crunch Come September

33:44 | Aug 24th, 2017

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the continuing efforts in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, up...Show More

Episode 8: Why Is It So Difficult To Control Drug Prices?

33:51 | Aug 17th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Karlin-Smith of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the recent extension of cost-sharing subsidies for ...Show More

Episode 7: No Vacation For Insurers

35:54 | Aug 10th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the state of the individual health insurance markets in the wake of the fa...Show More

Episode 6: Now What?

22:29 | Aug 1st, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News discuss what happens now in the wake of the apparent demise of the Republican-only r...Show More

Episode 5: What a week!

21:11 | Jul 28th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News deconstruct the drama leading to the middle-of-the-night collapse of Senate Republi...Show More

Episode 4: Senate Health Bill, Mostly Dead?

26:25 | Jul 20th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times discuss the ever-changing status of the Senate’s effort to “re...Show More

Episode 3: Senate Health Bill 2.0. Still On Life Support

33:48 | Jul 14th, 2017

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times discuss the changes to the proposed Senate health bill, and whether they can win ...Show More

Episode 2: Why Is This Stuff So Complicated?

29:52 | Jul 6th, 2017

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, and Paige Winfield Cunningham of the Washington Post discuss the latest on the Senate’s effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, an...Show More

What The Health - Episode 1

24:31 | Jun 29th, 2017

In the inaugural episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times, and Paige Winfield Cunningham of the Washington Post discuss the state of the Senate’s effort to “r...Show More

Preview Episode

00:37 | Jun 28th, 2017

Preview episode for Kaiser Health News' new podcast, What the Health? Join Julie Rovner, KHN's chief Washington correspondent, along with top health policy reporters from the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other media outlet...Show More