Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s proposed regulation that would allow the expansion of short-term health insurance policies that do not comply with all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The panelists also talk about federal funding (or not) of public health research around guns.

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules

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