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Julie Rovner, KHN

Julie Rovner, KHN

Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” She joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead the network’s coverage of the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert on health policy issues, Julie is the author of the critically praised reference book “Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z,” now in its third edition. In 2005, she was awarded the National Press Foundation’s Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress. Before working at NPR, Julie covered health policy for National Journal’s Congress Daily and for Congressional Quarterly, among other organizations.

Students from Louisana prepare to join the 50th annual March for Life rally on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, DC. Anti-abortion activists attended the annual march, the first to occur in a “post-Roe nation” since the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs vs Jackson Women's Health ruling that overturned 50 years of federal protections for abortion health care. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Abortion debate ramps up in states as Congress deadlocks

By: - January 23, 2023

Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion. But with the debate mostly deadlocked in Washington, the focus is shifting to states convening their first full legislative sessions since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Although some state GOP lawmakers have filed bills […]