Laurie McGinley

Laurie McGinley, Editor In Chief, spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, covering and editing a wide range of domestic policy beats, including health care policy, the Food and Drug Administration, economics, transportation, urban affairs and the Supreme Court. She served as an assistant Washington bureau chief for domestic policy and, immediately before joining Kaiser Health News, was deputy bureau chief at the WSJ for global economics. She was part of a WSJ reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for AIDS coverage and another team that was a Pulitzer finalist for a series of stories that examined health care rationing and the U.S. health care system. | Contact: LaurieM@kff.org
  • CBO: Seniors Would Pay Much More For Medicare Under Ryan Plan

    Health care entitlement programs are targeted for major overhauls under the House GOP budget proposal, says the Congressional Budget Office.

    Apr 05, 2011

  • Obama Health Care Officials Switch Jobs, Reorganize

    Besides an array of health care challenges, the new year is bringing changes in the staff putting the new law into effect.

    Jan 06, 2011

  • Kids With Preexisting Illness Get New Protection For Coverage But Hurdles Remain

    As of today, insurers can’t deny coverage to children with medical problems. But an important question is: How much will the coverage cost?

    Sep 23, 2010

  • Support Slips For Health Reform Law, New KFF Poll Shows

    As mid-term elections approach, the public is split over the law. Federal subsidies to help people buy insurance are popular, while a requirement that most Americans buy coverage isn’t.

    Aug 31, 2010

  • Seven Things You Didn't Know Were In The Senate Health Bill

    While much of the attention paid to the Senate health reform bill has been about the public option or financing, there are many lesser-known provisions that would affect consumers.

    Nov 30, 2009

  • Checking In With Victor Fuchs

    Victor Fuchs, a longtime health economist, expresses disappointment about President Barack Obama's handling of the health overhaul debate. For one thing, he says, some things touted as cost savers, like prevention, won't actually save money.

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Checking In With Health Insurers' Chief Lobbyist Karen Ignagni

    In just the last few weeks, Karen Ignagni, the health industry’s chief lobbyist, has faced Democratic accusations that insurers are "villains" and "immoral." In an interview with KHN, Ignagni discussed her take on the Democratic political assault, her industry’s end-game strategy and her unflagging opposition to a public plan.

    Aug 06, 2009

  • Checking In With Health Insurers' Chief Lobbyist Karen Ignagni

    In just the last few weeks, Karen Ignagni, the health industry’s chief lobbyist, has faced Democratic accusations that insurers are "villains" and "immoral." In an interview with KHN, Ignagni discussed her take on the Democratic political assault, her industry’s end-game strategy and her unflagging opposition to a public plan.

    Aug 06, 2009

  • Hospital Deal Could Come Wednesday

    The hospital industry is nearing a deal with the White House and congressional Democrats to accept Medicare and Medicaid cuts. Such an agreement, coming on the heels of one with the drug industry, would increase momentum for overhauling the health care system by providing additional funds to finance the effort.

    Jul 07, 2009

  • Hospitals Close to Agreeing to $150 Billion-$170 Billion in Cuts for Health Reform

    Exclusive: The hospital industry is nearing a deal with the White House and congressional Democrats to accept Medicare and Medicaid cuts. Such an agreement, coming on the heels of one with the drug industry, would increase momentum for overhauling the health care system by providing additional funds to finance the effort.

    Jul 02, 2009