Latest from Rachel Roubein

Coverage for low-income kids and new moms is on Democrats' to-do list

But proposals to make CHIP funding permanent and boost post-partum benefits could easily get cut.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Democrats can't afford to lose one more member on drug price negotiation

Three Democrats are bucking the provision and a fourth could sink it.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Three Democrats say they’ll oppose party’s drug-price plan, creating roadblock for larger package

Lawmakers' opposition creates a new challenge for Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax and spending package.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Biden's unlikely to get his full funding ask for home health care

Congressional Democrats just have too many other health priorities.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Inside House Democrats' tug of war over health-care expansions

Moderates want Obamacare and Medicaid expansion over new Medicare benefits.
  • Sep 13, 2021

It'll be a challenge for Biden to set up his new vaccination requirements

Rulemaking, fights with Republicans and tricky vaccine messaging lay ahead.
  • Sep 10, 2021

The Health 202: Senate Democrats eye vouchers to speed up potential new Medicare benefits

But first they'd have to pass new vision, dental and hearing benefits in their social spending bill.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Democrats are still wrestling with how to fully expand Medicaid

They need to decide by the middle of next week, but the details are tricky.
  • Sep 7, 2021

White House seeks to speed potential Medicare dental expansion in face of expected delays

The changes must still be approved by Congress, but Biden administration officials are already working to see how quickly they could implement any changes.
  • Sep 1, 2021

The Health 202: Democrats have three weeks to get their health game on

Sept. 15 is their deadline for putting details to a massive, health-heavy social spending bill.
  • Aug 26, 2021