Latest from Amy Goldstein

Supreme Court’s pro-ACA decision spurs both parties to new strategies

The high court’s third ruling to keep the law alive prompted some Republicans to admit their hopes of ending the law outright are probably dead. Democrats hoped the ruling would pave the way for more expansions of health coverage.
  • Jun 17, 2021

As coronavirus recedes, colds and common viruses are back — especially among children

Ending masking and social distancing has led to an increase in common viruses among children who haven’t been exposed to them. RSV, a winter illness, is now on the rise, and some doctors are reporting increased hospitalizations.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Biden administration revives anti-bias protections in health care for transgender people

Federal health officials say discrimination based on sex includes gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • May 10, 2021

HHS, HUD team up to bring coronavirus vaccines to public housing and shelters

The partnership is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to promote equity in the pandemic response.
  • May 5, 2021

A blow-by-blow history of the Obamacare wars

Jonathan Cohn goes behind the scenes, including relaying Joe Biden’s surprising advice.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Biden administration eases restrictions on prescribing treatment for opioid addiction

New guidelines waive training for doctors to prescribe buprenorphine and allow more health-care workers to give prescriptions.
  • Apr 27, 2021

The public’s concerns over the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine are widespread, Post-ABC poll finds

Fewer than 1 in 4 unvaccinated adults say they would be willing to get the Johnson & Johnson shot.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Biden administration removes Trump-era restrictions on fetal tissue research

NIH reverses internal ban on purchase of fetal tissue and eliminates ethics review for grant applications from university researchers.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Biden administration poised to change Trump restrictions on fetal tissue research

HHS secretary says NIH will make an announcement Friday, potentially restoring research that uses cells from abortions.
  • Apr 15, 2021

CDC director says Michigan should ‘shut things down’ amid rise in cases, not bet on vaccines

More than 20 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated and deaths are declining steadily even while new cases are on the rise. So far, 561,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the country.
  • Apr 12, 2021