Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is the author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z,” now in its third edition.
According to the Biden administration, the public health emergency that existed since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic was set to end on May 11. A raft of policy changes will be made to affect patients, providers of health care, and the states following the end of so-called PHE. But Republicans in Congress, along with some Democrats, have been agitating for an end to the “emergency” designation for months.
Meanwhile, despite Republicans’ less-than-stellar showing in the 2022 midterm elections and broad public support for preserving abortion access, anti-abortion groups are pushing for even stronger restrictions on the procedure, arguing that Republicans did poorly because they were not strident enough on abortion issues.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KHN, Victoria Knight of Axios,…