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Trump Is Wrong in Claiming Full Credit for Lowering Insulin Prices

Jacob Gardenswartz “Low INSULIN PRICING was gotten for millions of Americans by me, and the Trump Administration, not by Crooked Joe Biden. He had NOTHING to do with it.” Former President Donald Trump in a Truth Social post, June 8…

California Health Care Pioneer Goes National, Girds for Partisan Skirmishes

SACRAMENTO — When then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for nearly all Californians to buy health insurance or face a penalty, Anthony Wright slammed the 2007 proposal as “unwarranted, unworkable, and unwise” — one that would punish those who could least afford…

Lack of Affordability Tops Older Americans’ List of Health Care Worries

What weighs most heavily on older adults’ minds when it comes to health care? The cost of services and therapies, and their ability to pay. “It’s on our minds a whole lot because of our age and because everything keeps…

SCOTUS Term Wraps With a Bang

The Host Julie Rovner KFF Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s stories. Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KFF Health News’ weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is…

The Supreme Court Just Limited Federal Power. Health Care Is Feeling the Shockwaves.

A landmark Supreme Court decision that reins in federal agencies’ authority is expected to hold dramatic consequences for the nation’s health care system, calling into question government rules on anything from consumer protections for patients to drug safety to nursing…

SCOTUS Ruling Strips Power From Federal Health Agencies

The Host Julie Rovner KFF Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s stories. Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KFF Health News’ weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is…

1st Biden-Trump Debate of 2024: What They Got Wrong, and Right

KFF Health News and PolitiFact staffs President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, shared a debate stage June 27 for the first time since 2020, in a confrontation that — because of…

Battleground Wisconsin: Voters Feel Nickel-and-Dimed by Health Care Costs

Dancing at Birnamwood Polka Days, a festival in Birnamwood, Wisconsin.(Angela Hart/KFF Health News) Polka festivals are common across Wisconsin, especially in the summertime.(Angela Hart/KFF Health News) At Birnamwood Polka Days, candidates for local and state office often mingle with voters.(Angela…

Medicaid for Millions in America Hinges on Deloitte-Run Systems Plagued by Errors

Deloitte, a global consultancy that reported revenue last year of $65 billion, pulls in billions of dollars from states and the federal government for supplying technology it says will modernize Medicaid. The company promotes itself as the industry leader in…

Live From Aspen: Health and the 2024 Elections

At the Aspen Ideas: Health festival, Julie Rovner, KFF Health News’ chief Washington correspondent, hosts a panel featuring Sandhya Raman and Margot Sanger-Katz.(Nick Tininenko/Aspen Ideas: Health) The Host The presidential election is less than five months away, and while abortion…