Jordan Rau

Jordan Rau’s stories have been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Politico, and on npr.org and nbcnews.com, among other media outlets. He came to KHN when it was started in 2009 from the Los Angeles Times, where he covered California government and health care politics in Sacramento. He previously reported for Newsday in New York, the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire and two newspapers in Vermont. | Contact: JordanR@kff.org | @JordanRau
  • Chasm In Congress Over How Much Individuals Should Pay For Health Care

    One of the central issues in the health reform debate is how much Americans should be expected to spend on insurance before getting help from the government.

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Ad Audit: Big Business Group Compares Congress To Slick Hucksters

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce makes a weak case that lawmakers are moving too fast to overhaul the health care system.

    Sep 14, 2009

  • Health Bills Might Not Protect Some Needy Americans, Experts Say

    As lawmakers weigh trimming legislation, some consumers might end up burdened by medical and insurance costs.

    Sep 04, 2009

  • Ad Audit: Allies Of Obama Try To Ease Jitters About Health Care Changes

    The drug industry, physicians' lobby and some backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul argue that the changes Congress is considering will make the health care system more stable and affordable. But the ad promises more certainty about the future than Congress is likely to be able to ensure.

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Ad Audit: Club For Growth's Anti-Government Message

    An anti-tax group goes after Democratic health reform proposals, alleging they would lead to rationing and crushing government deficits. But the campaign includes some dubious comparisons with the British health system, and the group’s recommended solutions are open to question.

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Ad Audit: Club For Growth's Anti-Government Message

    An anti-tax group goes after Democratic health reform proposals, alleging they would lead to rationing and crushing government deficits. But the campaign includes some dubious comparisons with the British health system, and the group’s recommended solutions are open to question.

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Cost Squeeze Raises Concerns About Health Benefits Package

    As efforts continue to trim the cost of health reform, some lawmakers and patient groups are worried that the resulting insurance benefits will be less generous and affordable than they had hoped. Fiscal conservatives counter that Congress needs to be realistic about what the country can afford.

    Jul 27, 2009

  • Checking In With SEIU's Dennis Rivera

    Dennis Rivera is spearheading the Service Employees International Union's political campaign to influence the health care debate. He discusses what the country’s largest health care union, with 1.1 million members, is trying to accomplish.

    Jul 14, 2009

  • Liberals Brace For Fight Over Scope Of Health Legislation

    House Democratic leaders are preparing to unveil a sweeping health overhaul plan that will set the stage for a fight over the most contentious issues. The bill embraces liberal principles even as moderates and conservatives in both parties argue for changes in areas such as taxation and the role of the government in providing insurance.

    Jul 13, 2009

  • Ad Audit: "Health Reform Testimonials"

    The result of an unusual collaboration between a prominent liberal group and the prescription drug industry, today's ad uses heart-rending vignettes of "real people" to press for affordable, comprehensive health insurance. Yet some of the people profiled in the ads might not get much relief under the main proposals pending in Congress.

    Jul 10, 2009