Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Health Plans Busting Out All Over

AP

Print Article

In a busy health week for Congress, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee agreed on a proposal to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five more years, while Republicans and Democrats at the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continued to pursue a joint plan to stabilize the individual health insurance market.

Meanwhile, a growing group of Democrats, led by liberal standard-bearer Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), unveiled a “Medicare for All” single-payer health care bill. But the apparent groundswell of support could overstate what might happen when details come out and people see who wins and loses. And Republicans continue to pursue one last-ditch effort to pass a bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act in the Senate under rules that let the bill pass with a simple majority.

In this week’s 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 all these issues. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week they think you should read, too.

Julie Rovner: The New York Times’ “ How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats,” by Margot Sanger-Katz.

Joanne Kenen: Reuters’ “ Doctors who take pharmaceutical money use Twitter to hype drugs,” by Ronnie Cohen.

Margot Sanger-Katz: Vox’s “ Once Obamacare repeal is dead, the GOP has no Plan B,” by Dylan Scott.

Stephanie Armour: Vox’s “ Single-payer isn’t the only progressive option on health care,” by Ron Pollack.

To hear all our podcasts, click here.

And subscribe to What the Health? on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service. It is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Print Article

Read More National News

Death notices for Sept. 23, 2017

AP

September 23, 2017 at 9:24 am | Shephard (Stephen) Becker, 59, died Sept. 13. Arrangements are under the direction of Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel at 1610 N...

Comments

Read More

Gerry Westwood, March 15, 1936 — Sept. 10, 2017

AP

September 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Gerry "GR" Westwood, 81, of Columbia, passed away on Sept. 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Columbia Coun...

Comments

Read More

Weather for Sept. 24, 2017

AP

September 23, 2017 at 2:09 pm | TODAY’S FORECAST: HIGH 90° LOW 67° Sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms before 8 p.m. MONDAY High 89° Low 66° Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms ...

Comments

Read More

Local Briefs from Sept. 22-23

AP

September 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm | MU School of Music to host centennial concert Columbia music lovers will have a chance to see the MU School of Music centennial concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Missouri Theatre. The event is ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X