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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 author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A to Z,” now in its third edition.
This week, while KFF Health News’ “What the Health?” takes a break, here’s an encore of a favorite episode this year: Host and chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner leads a rare conversation with the current and two former secretaries of Health and Human Services. Aspen Ideas: Health is part of Aspen Ideas Festival. Secretary Xavier Becerra spoke candidly with two of his predecessors: Kathleen Sebelius and Alex Azar in Aspen, Colorado. The conversation was recorded in June in front of a live audience.
Among the takeaways from this week’s episode, originally aired in June:
- The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is more than just a domestic agency. It also has…