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Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Julie Appleby, KHN senior correspondent, reports on the health law’s implementation, health care treatments and costs, trends in health insurance, and policy affecting hospitals and other medical providers.

What patients can learn with confidence from one negative rapid test (hint: very little)

By: and - January 21, 2022

This story originally appeared in KHN. Julie Ann Justo, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist for a South Carolina hospital system, hoped Christmas week would finally be the time her family could safely gather for a reunion. Before the celebration, family members who were eligible were vaccinated and boosted. They quarantined and used masks in the […]

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FACT CHECK: Cory Gardner’s bill has as much to do with politics as preexisting conditions

By: - September 21, 2020

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions. In a mid-September tweet released by his campaign, he promoted legislation he introduced in August that he says will do just that. “People like my mother who battle chronic diseases are heroes,” […]