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

With Obama looking on, White House to open ACA plans to more families

The announcement will represent President Biden’s latest effort to use the ACA to advance his goal of making health insurance more available and affordable.

April 5, 2022

Pregnant people at much higher risk of breakthrough covid, study shows

The analysis, based on medical records of nearly 14 million U.S. patients since coronavirus immunization became available, found that pregnant people who are vaccinated have the greatest risk of developing covid among a dozen medical circumstances.

March 31, 2022

Clinics, hospitals brace for end of cushion for uninsured covid care

The COVID-19 Uninsured Program is winding down because Congress has not appropriated more money.

March 28, 2022

What would happen if a citizen of Cash, Ark., lost Medicaid benefits? Nothing good.

Millions of vulnerable Americans could suffer the effects of the loss of emergency Medicaid insurance this year.

March 16, 2022

Millions of vulnerable Americans likely to fall off Medicaid once the federal public health emergency ends

States will have to sort out who no longer belongs on rolls that have swollen to record levels during the pandemic.

March 14, 2022

Most Americans say the coronavirus is not yet under control and support restrictions to try to manage it, Post-ABC poll finds

The nationwide survey also shows that bipartisan majorities think the virus is only “somewhat under control” or “not at all” controlled.

March 1, 2022

Medicare to offer free at-home coronavirus tests from pharmacies, starting in the spring

The initiative responds to weeks of criticism from members of Congress and advocacy groups that Medicare was left out of an order issued by President Biden last month requiring private insurers to pay for at-home tests.

February 3, 2022

Lack of Medicare coverage for at-home coronavirus tests sparks outcry

Members of Congress and advocates for older Americans have dispatched vehement letters to President Biden and his health secretary in recent days.

February 1, 2022

Sign-ups in Affordable Care Act marketplaces reach record 14.5 million

The popularity of ACA health plans is a substantial slice of good news for President Biden, who has made expanding access to affordable health insurance a central domestic policy aim.

January 27, 2022

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley tests positive for coronavirus

Separately, the Marine Corps disclosed on Monday that its top general, Commandant David Berger, also had tested positive for the virus.

January 17, 2022