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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: We Answer Your Questions

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This week, KHN’s “What the Health?” panelists answered questions submitted by listeners.

Among the subjects coated have been drug costs, how different nations present and pay for medical health insurance and whether or not Congress would possibly repeal the “Cadillac tax” on beneficiant well being plans.

This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico and Caitlin Owens of Axios.

Among questions the panel addressed:

Why [does] the well being care debate within the U.S. appear to be centered on “Medicare for All” or strengthening the ACA, however nobody is suggesting a common multipayer system with worth controls, as in France or Germany? Can you please clarify the insurance policies that forestall nearly all of Medicare sufferers from utilizing third-party and producers’ coupons for drugs? I do know that you simply all talked in regards to the replace on the Cadillac tax, however I used to be questioning, what are the the explanation why there’s bipartisan assist to repeal it?

Plus, for further credit score, the panelists suggest their favourite well being coverage tales of the week they assume it is best to learn too:

Julie Rovner: The Washington Post’s “Illness Is One of Many New Factors to Count Against Immigrants Seeking U.S. Residency,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham

Anna Edney: Bloomberg News’ “Trump’s Canada Drug Import Plan Can’t Happen Without Big Pharma,” by Natalie Obiko Pearson and Simran Jagdev

Alice Miranda Ollstein: The Appeal’s “Ohio Governor Wants to Detain Fewer Mentally Ill People Before Trial,” by Kira Lerner

Caitlin Owens: JAMA Internal Medicine’s “Assessment of Out-of-Network Billing for Privately Insured Patients Receiving Care in In-Network Hospitals,” by Eric Sun, Michelle Mello and Jasmin Moshfegh

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