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Louise Radnofsky

Washington, D.C.
Health Policy Reporter — The Wall Street Journal

Health policy reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Life-long American abroad. Occasionally, I'm thinking about sport(s).

Obama Welcomes Olympians With Jokes and Praise for Team’s Diversity

blogs.wsj.com — President Barack Obama greeted hundreds of Olympians crammed into the White House Thursday with a speech that opened with cracks about his inability to touch his toes and ended with a message about the team's diversity. "One of the reasons our country's so proud of this year's Team USA is: 2016 belonged to America's women Olympians.

USA Gymnastics Names New Women’s Team Coordinator

wsj.com — Valeri Liukin, father of 2008 Olympic champion Nastia and a Soviet Olympic champion himself, is officially inheriting another much-prized title: successor to Martha Karolyi. Liukin, 49 years old, was named women's national team coordinator by USA Gymnastics on Friday, taking over a system credited with creating a world dominant gymnastics program that has amassed 96 world and Olympic medals since 2001, including nine at the Rio...

EpiPen Maker Executive to Testify at House Hearing

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch to face questions over big price increases for the allergy treatment WASHINGTON-Lawmakers have summoned the top executive from EpiPen maker Mylan NV to Washington for a hearing next week to explain substantial price increases for the emergency allergy treatment that have generated widespread consumer outrage.

Obama Pledges Redoubled Efforts to Make Health Law Successful

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The president in a letter acknowledges some of the health exchanges' recent turbulence WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama made a personal bid Monday to shore up his signature health law as it heads into its final test of his administration, urging insurers selling plans on HealthCare.gov to stay the course and pledging redoubled efforts by the government to make the law a success.

U.S. Health Law Faces Critical Year

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Significant spikes in premiums, insurer dropouts and persistently low enrollment numbers are combining to make this fall's sign-up period a make-or-break one for the Obama administration's signature health law. Federal officials characterize the turbulence as temporary.

Percentage of Uninsured Historically Low

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The number of uninsured people in the U.S. remained at a historic low in early 2016, according to a federal survey that found 8.6% of respondents without health coverage at the time of the interview.

Small Slice of Doctors Account for Big Chunk of Medicare Costs

wsj.com — NOTE TO READERS: In April 2014, Medicare released 2012 billing data that suppressed payments to medical providers for services they rendered to small numbers of patients. Medicare has since revised its methodology to include additional payments made to providers, and re-released 2012 billing data in June 2015.

Administration Offers Contraception Compromise for Religious Employers

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Obama administration outlined a new compromise Friday aimed at shielding religious business owners and Christian universities and charities from the health law's contraception-coverage requirements, but a chilly initial response from Roman Catholic bishops suggested the move wouldn't assuage their concerns.

Pence says Trump is consistent in his stand on immigration

marketwatch.com — Donald Trump sent mixed signals in the past week about his plan for the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., indicating he might ease off from earlier proposals to deport them. That brought criticism from opponents of illegal immigration.

Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump’s Immigration Stance as ‘Consistent’ on Principles

blogs.wsj.com — Mike Pence defended Republican running mate Donald Trump's immigration position as consistent but responsive to practical considerations, a stance campaign manager Kellyanne Conway described as a softening in "approach" as opposed to policy, in separate television appearances Sunday.
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Sep 29, 2016

What the President said to these athletes about women, diversity -- and 1968  http://on.wsj.com/2cOX4E6  https://t.co/pLhKGD71sz

Sep 29, 2016

President Obama says 1968 protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos was controversial but "woke folks up" and he's honored they're here

Sep 29, 2016

POTUS speech on Team USA includes big focus on diversity; 'There's no kid in America that can't look at the Olympic team and see themselves'

Sep 29, 2016

Laughter fills room when president says he knows US Olympians don't do it for the money.

Sep 29, 2016

President Obama also specifically calls out success of Ibtihaj Muhammad and U.S. diversity. About her:  http://on.wsj.com/2bp0KLe 

Sep 29, 2016

"2016 belonged to America's women Olympians," says President Barack Obama. About them:  http://on.wsj.com/2ayITUW 

Sep 29, 2016

US women dominate presidential shoutouts at Team USA events, with name checks for Biles, Carter, Felix, Rhode, Ledecky, Armstrong, Manuel

Sep 29, 2016

RT @Hill44: We're excited to have 600+ @TeamUSA athletes here today! The #FinalFive have taken over our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/whitehouse/ 

Sep 29, 2016

Like the @WSJ? Its owner, @DowJones, appears ready to let its collective bargaining agreement expire. And yes, the newsroom is unionized.

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