Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold covers the health care industry, overhaul and disparities for radio and print. Her stories for KHN have aired on NPR and been printed in USA Today, the Washington Post, McClatchy and MSNBC. She was previously a Kroc Fellow at NPR, where she covered health and business, and a broadcast associate at the CBS Evening News. She is a graduate of Brown University. | Contact: JGold@kff.org | @JennyAGold
  • Democratic Pollster: White House Needs To Go 'Back To Basics' To Sell Health Law

    President Obama and other boosters of health reform staged events this week aimed at shoring up lagging public support for the new law. Peter Hart says he doesn't expect a sea change in public opinion before the election.

    Sep 23, 2010

  • Hospitals Hope To Improve Outlook By Turning For-Profit

    Deals in Detroit and Boston may be the leading edge of a trend, hospital analysts say.

    Jul 13, 2010

  • Governors To Congress: Extend Extra Medicaid Funds

    Kansas' Mark Parkinson is one of a number of governors who are urging Congress to extend the additional Medicaid funds that are now scheduled to expire in December. The governors say without the extra help, state budgets could be devastated.

    Jun 30, 2010

  • Most Elite Medical Schools Rank Low On 'Social Mission'

    When it comes to "social mission," traditionally high-ranked private medical schools are not as successful as public universities and historically black colleges.

    Jun 15, 2010

  • Hospital Tries 'Speed Dating' To Attract Doctors, Patients

    Although some critics say marketing drives up costs, many in the hospital industry say it's crucial in the face of increasing competition. One Dallas area hospital is trying a version of "speed dating" to bring in patients and doctors.

    May 18, 2010

  • 'Cadillac' Insurance Plans Explained

    The Democrats final health bill negotiated by the House, Senate and White House and released today contains a scaled-back tax on high-cost insurance policies. Here is a brief guide to these types of insurance plans.

    Mar 18, 2010

  • 'Cadillac' Insurance Plans Explained

    The Democrats final health bill negotiated by the House, Senate and White House and released Thursday contains a scaled-back tax on high-cost insurance policies. Here is a brief guide to these types of insurance plans.

    Mar 18, 2010

  • Piecemeal COBRA Health Insurance Subsidy Extensions Puzzle Laid-Off Workers

    Congress has extended the COBRA subsidy periods again and again, helping many laid-off workers keep health insurance but sowing confusion as well.

    Mar 16, 2010

  • Some Small Businesses See Burden In "Cadillac" Tax

    A proposed tax on high-cost insurance plans could make it more difficult for small businesses to purchase health coverage. Even though many businesses don't offer rich benefits, their plans may be costly because the covered employees are predominantly older, sicker or female, three categories that currently result in higher premiums. Other provisions in health overall legislation could mitigate the impact of the tax, however.

    Mar 04, 2010

  • The Antitrust Exemption For Health Insurers: Meaningful Or Not?

    With comprehensive health care legislation foundering, House Democrats are turning to a narrower piece of legislation they hope has populist appeal: repealing the antitrust exemption for health and medical liability insurers. Policy makers disagree on the effect the repeal would have.

    Feb 24, 2010