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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.
Congress has yet to pass any of the 12 annual budget bills, and health programs, among others, are in danger of being shut down – at least temporarily – as it races towards the Oct. 1 fiscal year start date. House Republicans, a small group of conservatives, refuse to approve spending bills until domestic spending levels are cut below the May agreement.
Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, has sparked a rift in the Republican presidential field with his promise to appease both sides on the controversial abortion issue.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KFF Health News, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Rachel Cohrs of Stat News, and Tami Luhby of CNN.
Alice Miranda Ollstein