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
  • '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

  • Many Still Hope For Insurance Reform

    Some lawmakers are considering a scaled-back health bill in place of the comprehensive legislation now stalled in Congress. But there's debate about whether popular insurance reforms, such as requiring insurers to accept applicants with health problems, can be successful without an unpopular individual insurance mandate.

    Jan 22, 2010

  • House Health Care Bill Offers Insurance Help To Some Migrants From Pacific Islands

    Legislation would restore Medicaid rights to citizens of the Marshall Islands and two other nations who have the unique ability to travel and work freely in the U.S.

    Jan 05, 2010

  • COBRA Help For Laid-Off Workers May Come Before Christmas

    The COBRA subsidy extension now pending in Congress could be considered in the Senate this weekend.

    Dec 18, 2009

  • Corporate Wellness Programs: Healthier Employees, Lower Costs

    Dr. Fikry Isaac, the executive director of global health services at Johnson & Johnson, also runs the company's reknowned wellness program. He says corporate wellness and prevention programs have great potential to curb the nation's rising health care costs.

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Fight Erupts Over Health Insurance Rates For Businesses With More Women

    Advocates for women are fighting to end gender rating in larger businesses as health overhaul legislation moves through Congress. But insurers say it's necessary to use gender as a means of setting rates for this market.

    Oct 25, 2009