Stephanie Stapleton

Stephanie Stapleton has 20 years of experience covering health care. She started with KHN when it launched in 2009. Prior to this, she was a reporter and then health and science editor for American Medical News. She has a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and is a native of Ohio.

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Bloomberg on health care: Translating his mayoral record to the national stage

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses health care as a key message in his Democratic presidential primary run. 

Warren and Klobuchar say they can lower drug prices without Congress’ help

Democratic presidential candidates also returned to now-familiar themes in debating the differences between "Medicare for All" and more incremental reforms.

Team Trump says administration’s action on health care ‘is working.’ Is it?

The impact of the Trump administration’s health policies is not as clear-cut as the president’s reelection campaign suggests.

Democrats debate whether 'Medicare for All' is realistic

Candidates again sparred over "Medicare for All" and other approaches to health reform -- but this time they waited more than two hours before wading into health policy issues.

‘HealthBent’: What Would Happen If The ACA Went Away?

The Affordable Care Act has been on the books for nearly a decade. Parts of it have become ingrained in our health system ― and in our everyday life. But this could change, depending on a long-awaited 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding the law’s constitutionality.

In this Democratic debate, health care issues took a backseat

The latest Democratic debate did not dwell on "Medicare for All," despite strong divisions among the presidential candidates.

Health care stayed front and center at Democratic debate

The topic, which polls show is top of mind among voters, kept returning throughout the fourth debate of Democratic bpresidential candidates.

Fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate

Twelve presidential candidates assembled in Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Oct. 15 for the fourth and largest Democratic primary debate so far.

Trump’s new order for Medicare packs potential rise in patients’ costs

The president’s directive, which he said is designed to give beneficiaries more choices in their health care, could lead to higher costs for seniors. Final rules are to be written by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Fact-checking Trump's claims about Medicare at The Villages in Florida

As part of the president’s outline of key health policy concerns, his wide-ranging speech touched on a variety of hot-button issues.