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POLITICO Pulse Check delivers the latest news in health care with sharp policy analysis and a dose of real-world perspective. Hear what stories POLITICO's deep bench of Health Care policy reporters are watching and their analysis of the critical issues facing regulators, legislators, and practitioners.

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POLITICO Pulse Check delivers the latest news in health care with sharp policy analysis and a dose of real-world perspective. Hear what stories POLITICO's deep bench of Health Care policy reporters are watching and their analysis of the critical issues facing regulators, legislators, and practitioners.

    The two big ways AI is changing health care

    The two big ways AI is changing health care

    Artificial intelligence is changing the way doctors practice, but also how the health care business runs. Host Chelsea Cirruzzo talks with POLITICO health care reporter Daniel Payne about the ways AI is already used across the medical landscape and how regulators are responding.

    • 5 min
    For HHS, AI is an inside job

    For HHS, AI is an inside job

    As federal officials scramble to regulate artificial intelligence in health care, HHS has already become one of the top federal agencies using the technology. Host Kelly Hooper talks with POLITICO health reporter Chelsea Cirruzzo about some of the 80 implemented or planned uses of AI by HHS agencies.

    • 4 min
    A look back at abortion policy in 2023 and a look forward to 2024

    A look back at abortion policy in 2023 and a look forward to 2024

    Abortion policy changes made since the fall of Roe v. Wade continue to spur ongoing political turmoil nationwide. Host Lauren Gardner talks with POLITICO health care reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein about the most significant developments surrounding abortion this year and what to expect heading into 2024.

    • 7 min
    Fentanyl’s fatal year in review

    Fentanyl’s fatal year in review

    Fatal overdoses of the synthetic opioid have hit record highs in the U.S. Host Ben Leonard talks with POLITICO global health reporter Carmen Paun about the devastating impact of the fentanyl epidemic.

    • 6 min
    What the USPS is hiding about worker safety

    What the USPS is hiding about worker safety

    Heat is the second-leading cause of injury to postal workers after slips and falls. Letter carriers are supposed to receive training for dealing with high temperatures, but the Postal Service acknowledged to E&E News that it had in some cases falsified training records, reporter Ariel Wittenberg tells host Kelly Hooper.

    • 7 min
    What Biden's new fair price drug policy means

    What Biden's new fair price drug policy means

    The Biden administration announced Thursday that drug companies receiving research funding from HHS’ emergency response arm, the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, will have to commit to a “fair price” – not more than they charge in other countries. Host Chelsea Cirruzzo talks with POLITICO health care reporter Robert King about the Biden administration's efforts to curb high prescription drug prices.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
452 Ratings

452 Ratings

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Ben Leonard is the best; so thorough and well spoken! Cant wait for the next episode!

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Anti-woman

You did a whole episode about maternal mortality without mentioning once the gender of the victims or acknowledging the fact that this issue affects women and mothers.
The format is good… the vocal fry is a lot.

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