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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).

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.

Obama Administration Seeks to Ease Concerns Over Health-Insurance Spikes

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Obama administration is racing to persuade people who buy insurance on their own that financial help from the government can soften the blow of increased health premiums. Some insurance regulators have begun announcing their approval of rate increases, including an average jump of 62% for the biggest plan in Tennessee, 43% in Mississippi and 29% in Kentucky.

U.S. Sued Over New Transgender Health-Care Regulation

wsj.com — Five states, a Catholic health network and other Christian health-care providers sued the federal government on Tuesday, hoping to block a new rule they say could require doctors to provide gender-transition treatments and procedures that conflict with their beliefs.

Japan’s Medal Haul Gives Hope to Host Country of 2020 Games

wsj.com — RIO DE JANEIRO-The clock officially started on the 2020 Tokyo Games when the Olympic torch was passed Sunday, and in one category Japan is ready in a way that Brazil never was: winning medals. One takeaway from the Rio Games is that the famous medal bump that comes from hosting an Olympics isn't automatic.

Should Women-Only Olympics Sports Be Open to Men?

wsj.com — There are two women-only clubs in the Olympic Games: rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming. Both are capable of sparking fraught debates about the balance of opportunities in the Games-except among the athletes involved, apparently, who say they've got no problem going co-ed.

In Gymnastics, Challenging a Score Costs Cash

wsj.com — A little-known fact about Olympic gymnastics: You must pay to replay. Gymnastics is ruled by a complex scoring system, which coaches can only challenge for a price. In a set-up designed to discourage frivolous objections, teams are levied a fee that has to be paid if the inquiry doesn't stick, according to rules set by the international...

Parallel Bars, Stripteases, Wigs: Rio’s Hottest Club Is the Gymnastics Gala

wsj.com — RIO DE JANEIRO-The gymnastics gala might be the strangest event of the Games. There are gymnasts in action, there are no medals at stake and on occasion, someone will perform a striptease. The event is a telling window into what happens when gymnasts let their hair down.

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Goes Old School in Rio

wsj.com — Rio de Janeiro The online world of gymnastics fans, known as the gymternet, knows its stuff. It can decipher a twist from a turn, debate the finer points of executing an Amanar and a Cheng and wrangle for hours over a team lineup. But on one matter, the gymternet is near united: leotards.

Simone Biles wins her 4th gold at Rio; Aly Raisman takes silver

marketwatch.com — Simone Biles took her final, fourth gold medal of the Olympic Games on floor exercise and again finished 1-2 with teammate Aly Raisman, clinching the American women's domination of this gymnastics competition. Biles nailed her Brazilian-themed routine for a showy total of 15.966 including a difficulty score of 6.9.

Rio 2016: Simone Biles Wins Floor Exercise for Her Fourth Gold Medal

wsj.com — Simone Biles took her final, fourth gold medal of the Olympic Games on floor exercise and again finished 1-2 with teammate Aly Raisman, clinching the American women's domination of this gymnastics competition. Biles nailed her Brazilian-themed routine for a showy total of 15.966 including a difficulty score of 6.9.
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Aug 26, 2016

Robot dolls don't cut teen pregnancy rates and in fact increase them, Australian research has found  http://on.wsj.com/2cdvz9o  via @WSJ

Aug 25, 2016

Sen. Joe Manchin, father of Mylan's CEO, airs "concerns" about drug costs amid EpiPen controversy  http://on.wsj.com/2bQS0wS 

Aug 22, 2016

RT @b_parkyn: After Olympics spectacle, Brazil’s focus shifts back to political saga. Impeachment trial set to enter final phase  http://on.wsj.com/2bWw07V 

Aug 21, 2016

RT @WSJSports: Medal predictions revisited: We underestimated Team USA, as well as Great Britain, and overestimated the Australians  http://on.wsj.com/2b9gJ2d 


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