Deadline Today For 300,000 To Prove They Should Get Subsidies
KHN’s Julie Rovner was on WBUR’s Here and Now Tuesday morning to talk about the 300,000 people who stand to lose their health law subsidies if they don’t prove by today that they are eligible to get them. Listen to audio of the interview below:
California Program Trains Young Men To Change Their Lives By Saving Others
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, KHN’s Sarah Varney reported on an innovative program in Oakland, Calif., that trains at risk youths to be emergency medical technicians. Watch the video below and read more on the NewsHour website.
What’s Next In The Wake Of Conflicting Federal Court Decisions
KHN’s Julie Rovner and SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein joined Gwen Ifill on PBS NewsHour Tuesday to discuss the implications of two federal court decisions that disagreed about the legality of selling subsidized insurance on healthcare.gov. Watch the video below.
Penalizing Hospitals For Being Unsafe: Why Adverse Events Are A Big Problem
A Kaiser Health News article published Sunday about upcoming hospital penalties included an analysis of Medicare data by Dr. Ashish K. Jha, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. This week, Jha also wrote up his own take on the data. Originally posted on his Harvard blog, Dr. Jha’s copyrighted assessment is republished below, […]
‘Right-To-Try’ Laws On Experimental Drugs Stir Debate
KHN’s Julie Rovner participated in a Google Hangout with PBS NewsHour on state “right-to-try” laws, first approved in Colorado, which allow terminally ill patients to try potentially life-saving, but unapproved drugs to treat their conditions. Watch the discussion below:
Talking Medicare’s Hospital Fines For Too Many Patient Injuries
KHN’s Jordan Rau was on NPR and C-SPAN Monday to talk about coming Medicare penalties for about a quarter of the nation’s hospitals as detailed in his story More Than 750 Hospitals Face Medicare Crackdown On Patient Injuries. The penalties will ding hospitals up to 1 percent of their Medicare pay for having higher rates of […]
The Continuing Drama Over Medicaid Expansion
With Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe throwing in the towel in his effort to push a Medicaid expansion through the state’s General Assembly, KHN’s Julie Rovner joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour to discuss where Medicaid expansion stands in states across the country. Watch that conversation in the video below.
How Are Insurers Responding To New Health Law Enrollees?
KHN’s Jay Hancock was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Monday morning to talk about how insurers are responding to the health law. Hancock said the 8 million new customers have insurers pondering who they, how sick they are and how the new enrollees may affect insurance rates in 2015.
What Consumers Can Learn From Medicare Payment Data
Wednesday the federal government published details on Medicare’s $77 billion in payments to physicians, drug testing companies and other medical practitioners during 2012. KHN’s Jordan Rau, who reported on what can be learned from the newly-released data, discussed Medicare payments to providers with NPR’s Melissa Block on “All Things Considered” Wednesday night. Audio of that conversation […]
Healthcare.gov Woes Frustrate In-Person Helpers Around The Country
Last minute health insurance shoppers nationwide turned up in record numbers online Monday, and they also showed up in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment. Here are dispatches from public radio reporters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Houston — three of […]
What’s Working, What Isn’t As Healthcare.gov Deadline Is Extended
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey was on PBS NewsHour Wednesday to talk about the Obama administration’s plan to allow extra time for Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage under the health law.
What You Need To Know As Health Care Deadline Looms
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey was on NPR’s Tell Me More program Tuesday talking about the upcoming deadline for many Americans to buy health insurance or face a fine. Listen below:
Why Is There Such A Difference In What Health Insurance Costs?
KHN’s Jordan Rau was on NPR’s Morning Edition Wednesday morning talking about why there’s such a difference among places with the most expensive and least expensive health coverage. Listen below:
KHN’s Jenny Gold was on Boston’s WBUR’s On Point Thursday to talk about the latest developments with the health law — how many people have signed up and what they’re encountering in the process. Listen to audio of the conversation below or download it here.
Is The Health Law’s Insurance Website Not Spanish Friendly?
KHN’s Daniela Hernandez joined CNET en Espanol’s Laura Martinez on NPR’s Tell Me More Friday morning to talk about how Spanish speakers are struggling with the federal website to buy health insurance. Listen to audio of the conversation below:
State Snapshots Of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
Enrollment in the health law’s marketplaces surged in December, and the administration’s report on the numbers made headlines on Monday — but the national story isn’t the whole story. Health care is delivered in 50 different state markets, and each state is implementing the health law with varying degrees of success and failure, enthusiasm and […]
New Year Brings Many Key Provisions Of Health Law
KHN’s Julie Appleby appeared on PBS NewsHour Thursday to discuss the status of the health law rollout as of Jan. 1, a date that marks the start of many of the Affordable Care Act’s most important provisions. Watch video of the segment below:
Explaining Why Obama Let More Consumers Buy Catastrophic Plans
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey was on PBS NewsHour Friday to talk about the Obama administration’s plan to allow people who had their health insurance plans canceled to buy so-called “catastrophic” plans, which that are cheaper than ordinary plans but provide less coverage than others being sold under the Affordable Care Act. See video of the […]
Video: Problems Remain With Healthcare.gov Website
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey joined PBS NewsHour Monday to discuss the bug fixes to the federal health insurance marketplace and the problems that remain to be addressed. Watch the report in the video player above.
How Is Healthcare.gov Performing Now?
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey was on NPR’s “Tell Me More” Monday morning to give an update on how the federal government’s troubled website for buying health insurance is performing. Officials said the site would be working for most people by Dec. 1 after a problem-plagued rollout in October kept many people from enrolling in coverage. […]