Kate Steadman

Primary writer for KHN's Blog Watch. Previously managed the development of web and health policy projects at the Kaiser Family Foundation, authored a health policy blog and worked at the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. She is a 2011 candidate for a Master of Public Health at The George Washington University. | Contact: KateS@kff.org
  • Despite Parity Law, Mental Health Coverage May Still Fall Short

    Andrew Sperling - of the National Alliance on Mental Illness - talks about progress implementing the 2008 mental health parity law and how it might change under the new health overhaul.

    Jul 21, 2010

  • Administration To Release New HIV/AIDS Strategy

    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised greater focus on HIV/AIDS but the effort was postponed as the administration wrestled with other issues.

    Jul 13, 2010

  • The Immediate Effects Of The Health Reform Bill

    A number of provisions in the health bill would take effect within a few months. The question for Democrats is whether promoting the early changes will help them in November.

    Mar 22, 2010

  • Analysis Of Medicare Costs Knocks McAllen, Texas, Off Its Expensive Perch

    An independent advisory board has a new way to evaluate geographical differences in Medicare spending. Now, McAllen, Texas is no longer considered as one of the top two expensive areas in the country.

    Dec 02, 2009

  • Medicare Experiments To Curb Costs Seldom Implemented on a Broad Scale

    Successful demonstration projects are often derailed by objections from hospitals, doctors and other providers --  or caught up in political fights as control of Congress shifted.

    Nov 03, 2009

  • What The House Health Bill Says About End-Of-Life Care

    Section 1233 of the health overhaul bill approved by three House committees has been the subject of great debate. We present the language as written in the bill itself.

    Aug 14, 2009

  • HELP: A Sampler of Amendments

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continues to plow through hundreds of amendments as it works on its health overhaul bill. Here's a short selection of amendments, which show a wide range of interests and concerns, and are pending unless otherwise marked.

    Jun 19, 2009

  • New Yorker Article Sparks Strong Reaction

    Surgeon and author Atul Gawande's recent article in The New Yorker is generating intense discussion about the cost of medicine and exerting a powerful influence over the health reform debate.

    Jun 10, 2009

  • The New Uninsured

    People young and old crowd the hallway outside the locked door of the Arlington Free Clinic. They grip small pieces of paper that will determine whether they get in -- or give up and go home.

    Feb 03, 2009