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The Union is a health-conscious state


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Julie Rovner


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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.

Health care was a recurring theme throughout President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address on Capitol Hill this week. Biden celebrated recent achievements like the cap on prescription drug costs for Medicare seniors. He asked Congress to do more. And he sparred with Republicans in the audience — who jeered and called him a liar — over GOP proposals that would cut Medicare and Social Security.

While opponents and advocates for abortion rights are waiting anxiously for a Texas federal court decision that could lead to a ban on mifepristone (one of the two drugs used in medical abortion), nationwide,

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