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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Taxes, Medicare And The Year-End Mess

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the possible impact of the tax bill on the Medicare program, confirmation hearings for a new secretary of Health and Human Services and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Plus, for “extra credit,” the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week.

Marketplace Confusion Opens Door To Questions About Skinny Plans

Regulators are scrutinizing claims by companies that their alternative, slimmed-down health plans satisfy Obamacare coverage requirements. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said his agency will investigate whether one of those companies is selling such plans in California in violation of state law.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Tax Bill Or Health Bill?

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss the inclusion of health policies into the current tax cut debate, including a possible repeal of the fines for people who fail to maintain health insurance.