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POLITICO Pulse Check delivers the latest news in health care with sharp policy analysis and a dose of real-world perspective. Hear what stories POLITICO's deep bench of Health Care policy reporters are watching and their analysis of the critical issues facing regulators, legislators, and practitioners.
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Join Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for KFF Health News, along with top health policy reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico and other media outlets to discuss the latest news and explain what the health is going on here in Washington, D.C. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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What’s it like to cover the news in New Hampshire, and who are the people doing it? ”The Granite Beat,” a new podcast being launched by the Granite State News Collaborative, seeks to answer these questions, and is available via all of the usual streaming services. Each week, journalists and co-hosts Adam Drapcho and Julie Hart will interview one of the many people who dedicate themselves to providing news coverage of this small but interesting state. Courts and cops reporters, columnists, he ...
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If you’d like to be a guest sign up: https://calendly.com/tamitran Here is good news. Here is positivity. Here is Happy Grateful Blessed With Tami Tran. We will showcase incredible people and their amazing stories; entrepreneurs making waves within their communities while still staying true to their roots; artists showing off their one of a kind talents. Meet interesting people in Kaysville and learn about their stories. You’ll also discover new shops, restaurants, and people to help you fal ...
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Congress this week had the chance to formally air grievances over the cascading consequences of the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and lawmakers from both major parties agreed on one culprit: consolidation in health care. Plus, about a year after states began stripping people from their Medicaid rolls, a new survey shows nearly a quarter of adults …
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A week after the Florida Supreme Court said the state could enforce an abortion ban passed in 2023, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that state could enforce a near-total ban passed in 1864 — over a half-century before Arizona became a state. The move further scrambled the abortion issue for Republicans and posed an immediate quandary for former Pre…
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Beatrice Burack, a junior at Dartmouth College, has been writing articles seen by readers across the state. After interning with the New Hampshire Bulletin, Burack wrote a five-part series about skiing in New Hampshire, from how it was once the capital of alpine skiing in North America to the present state of skiing in low-snow winters as well as a…
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Rep. Lisonbee continues to effectively lead criminal justice reform for the state of Utah. Listen in to learn more about Rep. Lisonbee. "Karianne graduated from Brigham Young University, where she met her husband of 30 years, Seth Lisonbee. They have six children and six grandchildren. Effective Leadership Karianne is the House Majority Whip. In th…
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The Florida Supreme Court handed down dual abortion rulings this week. One said voters will be allowed to decide in November whether to create a state right to abortion. The other ruling, though, allows a 15-week ban to take effect immediately — before an even more sweeping, six-week ban replaces it in May. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is doublin…
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Dr. Nick Noble and DNP Christopher Beer join me in this episode to talk about Common Spirit Family Health. Listen in to learn about weight loss, preventative health and this wonderful family clinic in Kaysville. They accept walk in's and scheduled appointments. "Hello humankindness. It’s more than a tagline. Humankindness is one of the many things …
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The Supreme Court this week heard its first abortion case since overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022, about an appeals court ruling that would dramatically restrict the availability of the abortion pill mifepristone. But while it seems likely that this case could be dismissed on a technicality, abortion opponents have more challenges in the pipeline. Me…
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Saturday marks the 14th anniversary of the still somewhat embattled Affordable Care Act. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra joins host Julie Rovner to discuss the accomplishments of the health law — and the challenges it still faces. Also this week, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN, and Mary Agnes Carey of KFF H…
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Meet State Auditor Candidate: https://www.rickyhatch.com/about-ricky "Ricky has a passion for good government. Since his election as Weber Clerk/Auditor in 2010, his mission and purpose have been to operate the Clerk/Auditor’s Office with the highest degree of integrity and transparency. He often says, “My job is to protect your money and your vote…
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Health care wasn’t expected to be a major theme for this year’s elections. But as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump secured their respective party nominations this week, the future of both Medicare and the Affordable Care Act appears to be up for debate. Meanwhile, the cyberattack of the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Change Heal…
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On this episode of Granite Beat, hosts Julie Hart and Adam Drapcho talk with Melanie Plenda, executive director of the Granite State News Collaborative, and Carol Robidoux, founder and editor of Manchester Ink Link and Nashua Ink Link, New Hampshire's newest outlet, created with the help of the collaborative. The Granite Beat, is a project of The L…
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At last, Congress is getting half of its annual spending bills across the finish line, albeit five months after the start of the fiscal year. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden delivers his annual State of the Union address, an over-the-counter birth control pill is (finally) available, and controversy erupts over new public health guidelines for covid…
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"The Hopebox Theatre is built on the power of the performing arts to help people heal. As a four time cancer survivor, our founder Jan Williams has known first hand the struggle and strain that cancer puts on an individual, their family, and their community. It was during her third battle with cancer during an especially difficult treatment that th…
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Lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures are scrambling to react to the ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos created for in vitro fertilization are legally children. Abortion opponents are divided among themselves, with some supporting full “personhood” for fertilized eggs, while others support IVF as a moral way to have chil…
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In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court has determined that embryos created for in vitro fertilization procedures are legally people. The decision has touched off massive confusion about potential ramifications, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham has paused its IVF program. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump is reported…
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Rachel Terry is a lawyer more at home in the courtroom than in the dog-eat-dog world of politics. As a wife, mother of 13-year-old twins and practicing attorney of 20 years, her life took an unexpected turn when she decided to continue her decade-long work for the state of Utah by running to serve as its next Attorney General. She’s juggling it all…
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Welcome to "Happy Grateful Blessed," podcast.. In this episode my guest who needs no introduction....is John "Frugal" Dougall, Utah's current State Auditor and a beacon of transparency and accountability in the political arena.In a field typically dominated by accountants and CPAs, John Dougall brings a refreshing perspective as an engineer with a …
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A federal district court judge dismissed a lawsuit attempting to invalidate the Biden administration’s Medicare prescription-drug price negotiation program. But the suit turned on a technicality, and several more court challenges are in the pipeline. Meanwhile, health policy pops up in Super Bowl ads, as Congress approaches yet another funding dead…
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On this episode of Granite Beat, Adam Drapcho and Julie Hart talk with Anna Brown, executive director, and Mike Dunbar, content editor, for Citizens Count, a nonpartisan nonprofit organized to help Granite Staters make the most of their voting rights. They also host a podcast in the Granite State News Collaborative family, $100 Plus Mileage. The Gr…
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For the first time, a jury has convicted a parent of a school shooter of charges related to the child’s crime, finding a mother in Michigan guilty of involuntary manslaughter and possibly opening a new legal avenue for gun control advocates. Meanwhile, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case challenging the FDA’s approval of the abortion drug …
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Andrew Van Noy has an incredible life story. He's brilliant, genuine, and incredibly interesting. He's a successful CEO. Andrew founded DeepPower, Inc. in June 2022. Prior to DeepPower, he was the Chairman and CEO of AiAdvertising, Inc. from 2012 to 2022. From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Van Noy served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PageTran…
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Hoang Nguyen’s personal journey paints the picture of the ultimate American Dream: an immigrant family escapes post-war Vietnam, where they are unsafe as a result of fighting for Vietnam’s freedom alongside Americans, and arrived in the United States in 1983 as refugees. Shortly after arriving, their father was killed during a robbery. Their mother…
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As science skepticism pervades politics, the Supreme Court will soon consider two cases that seek to define the power of “experts.” Meanwhile, abortion opponents are laying out plans for how Donald Trump, if reelected as president, could effectively curtail abortion even in states where it remains legal. Sandhya Raman of CQ Roll Call, Joanne Kenen …
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New Hampshire voters have spoken, and it seems increasingly clear that this November’s election will pit President Joe Biden against former President Donald Trump. Both appear to be making health a key part of their campaigns, with Trump vowing (again) to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Biden stressing his support for contraception and abortion…
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On this episode of Granite Beat, Julie Hirshan Hart and Adam Drapcho talk with Phil Kincaid, for several decades an editor at different New Hampshire news outlets and former executive director of the New Hampshire Press Association, and Kelly Burch, an accomplished freelancer whose work has been featured in many national publications. This editor/r…
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The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in a case that could radically alter the way federal agencies — including the Department of Health and Human Services — administer laws passed by Congress. A decision in the case is expected this spring or summer. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is struggling over whether to ban menthol cigarette…
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With days to go until a large chunk of the federal government runs out of money needed to keep it operating, Congress is still struggling to find a compromise spending plan. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to hear — this year — a case that pits federal requirements for emergency treatment against state abortion bans. Alice Miranda Ollstein of P…
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Some Supreme Court justices were wrong if they assumed overturning Roe v. Wade would settle the abortion issue before the high court. At least two cases are awaiting consideration, and more are in the legal pipeline. Meanwhile, Congress once again has only days until the next temporary spending bill runs out, with no budget deal in sight. Lauren We…
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Welcome, political enthusiasts and curious minds, to a podcast that dives deep into the heart of Utah's political landscape! I'm thrilled to introduce our esteemed guest today, a powerhouse in the world of politics who has navigated the intricate web of campaigns and elections with finesse. Join me in welcoming the incredible Rhonda Perks, a name t…
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I'm delighted to share my Christmas Miracle. Hoping it serves as inspiration for you to embrace the power of prayer and to recognize the miracles unfolding in your own lives. Thank you for tuning in to my podcast. I'm eager to hear your stories and life lessons, so feel free to reach out if you'd like to be a guest. Wishing you all a Merry Christma…
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2023 was another busy year in health care. As the covid-19 pandemic waned, policymakers looked anew at long-standing obstacles to obtaining and paying for care in the nation’s health care system. Meanwhile, abortion has continued to be an issue in much of the nation, as states respond to the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision overturning the constitutio…
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