Mary Agnes Carey has covered health reform and federal health policy for more than 15 years as an editor at CQ HealthBeat
, as Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for Congressional Quarterly
and at Dow Jones Newswires. A frequent radio and television commentator, recently featured on the Nightly Business Report, the PBS NewsHour and on NPR affiliates nationwide, Mary Agnes has a thorough understanding of both the policy and politics of health reform. She worked for newspapers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. | Contact: MaryAgnesC@kff.org
The Republican former senator talks with KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey about the politics of deficit-cutting commissions and what it will take to tackle the ballooning federal deficit.
A guide to how the congressional "super" committee's deliberations could influence Medicare and Medicaid.
Seven experts explore what it would take to muster the political will to revamp the popular health care program.
Industry mergers, doctor-hospital cooperation, new payment models are among the changes identified by six health care experts.
W.Va. senator is working to raise defenses against efforts in the deficit reduction talks to reduce funding for the health care program that covers the poor and disabled.
Congressional advisory group recommends that doctors who order a lot of MRIs, CT scans and other such procedures be forced to get prior approval.
Embattled CMS administrator says partnering with providers will improve care and reduce costs.
Forget about Medicaid block grants. The GOP says states should be allowed to make it harder to qualify for the health program for the poor. Will Democrats go along?
The outlook for the federal health insurance program that, as of last year, covered 47.5 million elderly and disabled Americans is a dramatic shift from last summer.
Dr. Garth N. Graham, HHS deputy assistant secretary for minority health, says comprehensive HHS approach aims to improve workforce diversity and data collection for minority populations.