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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.
It took more than two years, but the Biden administration has finally kept a promise made by then-candidate Joe Biden to roll back the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term, limited-duration health plans. These plans have caused controversy because they are cheaper than more comprehensive plans but provide fewer services and do not adhere to the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections.
The FDA also approved this week the first over-the counter sale of a hormone birth control pill. As more states place restrictions on abortions, proponents of this move argue that it’s more important than ever before to make pregnancy prevention easier.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of KFF Health News, Alice Miranda Ollstein of…