Kimberly Leonard

Kimberly Leonard

Senior health policy reporter for @dcexaminer. Former @usnews. Views are mine. @AHCJ DC chapter co-chair.

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5 public health experts explain what the US needs to do right now as Biden prepares to roll out his plan to get COVID-19 under control via @businessinsider 

Leaked documents show White House blocked a critical government website to recruit election workers during the COVID pandemic and while Trump railed against voter fraud via @businessinsider 

The $200 prescription drug gift cards for Medicare patients haven’t been sent out — and Administrator Verma told me she doesn’t anticipate they will be.

Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral via @businessinsider 

What the Democratic-majority Senate means for climate change, gun control, and stimulus checks via @businessinsider 

Here's what you need to know about Joe Biden's plan to get to 100 million vaccines in 100 days via @businessinsider 

HELP Committee hearing for Xavier Becerra nomination is set for January 27. That comes one day before President Biden's planned executive orders on healthcare and abortion rights, so senators won't have details of those EOs during this particular hearing.


Democrats block Senate bill requiring medical care for babies that survive abortion

Journalists should stop using "too wealthy" to describe those who don't qualify for subsidies under Obamacare. Instead, specify what the salary cut-off is -- $48,240 for an individual, $98,400 for a family of four. Let readers decide whether that's wealthy.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 40 percent of #Medicaid  recipients don't work. Among them, 36 percent are ill or disabled, 30 percent are caregivers, 15 percent are students and 9 percent are retired.

CMS threatens to bar Modern Healthcare from press calls after reporter refuses to alter story

Hey everyone affected by layoffs! has openings in healthcare reporting, national security, breaking, and business. It's a great team! Email me kleonard(at). I'd be happy to forward resumes to editors.

There are 1,510 people in Jeffrey Epstein's little black book. Now you can search them all for the first time. via @businessinsider 

NEW: Ted Cruz bill would speed FDA approval of drugs OK'd in other countries

More than 13,000 people in the U.S. are on a waiting list to receive a liver transplant, and only about 400 come from living donors. I spoke with one such donor -- @edhenry  of @FoxNews  -- about his experience: