Amy Goldstein

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering health-care policy and other social policy issues

Education: Brown University, AB in American civilization, magna cum laude; Fellowships at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Amy Goldstein has been a staff writer at The Washington Post for 30 years. She currently covers health-care policy, focusing on the 2010 federal law reshaping the U.S. health-care system. Over the years, she has written widely about social policy issues, including Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, welfare, housing and the strains placed on the social safety net by the Great Recession. She also has been a White House correspondent and covered notable news events, such as the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Columbine shootings and five of the past six Supreme Court nominations. Goldstein wa
Latest from Amy Goldstein

What the end of the covid public health emergency means for you

Here’s how major health policies will be affected when the covid public health emergency ends on on May 11.

May 9, 2023

Biden administration to widen Medicaid and ACA health coverage to DACA immigrants

The White House says the proposal would benefit up to 580,000 young people.

April 13, 2023

Millions poised to lose Medicaid as pandemic coverage protections end

States will begin this week to sever an anticipated 15 million low-income Americans from Medicaid rolls that ballooned during the pandemic.

April 1, 2023

Biden administration to appeal ruling against free preventive health services

The notice came a day after U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued an order that immediately invalidates nationwide the ACA’s guarantee of preventive services.

March 31, 2023

Social Security funding crisis will arrive in 2033, U.S. projects

Unless Congress acts, the program won’t be able to pay out full benefits. Medicare’s hospital fund will face the same problem in 2031.

March 31, 2023

Texas judge invalidates ACA promise of free preventive health services

Thursday’s opinion, in a 2020 lawsuit brought by a group of Christian businesses, applies nationwide immediately, but its practical impact is murky.

March 30, 2023

Biden marks ACA’s anniversary by lambasting Republican budget ideas

President Biden celebrated the Affordable Care Act’s 13th anniversary by lauding the expansion of insurance coverage to tens of millions more Americans.

March 23, 2023

Long-covid symptoms are less common now than earlier in the pandemic

The findings also show that patients with certain underlying medical conditions have twice the odds as previously healthy people of seeking care for long covid.

March 18, 2023

Suspect’s ex-wife, other relatives identified after 6 killed in Mississippi town

An official in the coroner's office identifies the six victims shot in a small Mississippi town on Friday.

February 21, 2023

Former president Jimmy Carter opts for home hospice care for final days

The former president, a cancer survivor, has chosen to spend his final days at home in Plains, Ga., in hospice care.

February 18, 2023