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Sophie Novack

Sophie Novack Sophie Novack is a health care reporter at National Journal. She was previously a Fellow for National Journal's Presentation Center, creating data visualizations and graphical representations of news. Sophie is originally from New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Creative Writing and International Studies.
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More Than 100,000 Enrollees Are Likely to Lose Obamacare Coverage

September 16, 2014 More than 100,000 Obamacare enrollees are set to lose their new insurance coverage at the end of the month because they have not verified their legal status in the United States. There are currently about 115,000 individuals who signed up on the federal marketplace but have not provided paperwork to ...

U.S. Sending 3,000 Troops to Help Fight Ebola

September 16, 2014 Up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel will be dispatched to West Africa to help battle the raging Ebola crisis. President Obama is expected to make the announcement Tuesday as part of a seriously ramped-up plan to combat the Ebola outbreak that has hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea the hardest, ...

US Could Send As Many As 3,000 Troops to Africa To Fight Ebola

September 16, 2014 Up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel will be dispatched to West Africa to help battle the raging Ebola crisis. President Obama is expected to make the announcement Tuesday as part of a seriously ramped-up plan to combat the Ebola outbreak that has hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea the hardest, ...

What's Needed to Make the Ebola Relief Effort Work?

September 11, 2014 Just about everyone agrees that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control, but no one wants to take responsibility for controlling it. Nearly 4,300 cases have been reported in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone since March, with 2,288 deaths, according to the latest estimates from the World ...

Obamacare Subsidies Are Going Back to Court

September 4, 2014 The future of Obamacare subsidies in 36 states will be reconsidered in court—this time in a situation more favorable for the White House. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge panel's July decision eliminating insurance subsidies for coverage ...

How Governors Could Become America's Health Care Czars

August 12, 2014 Courts have put more and more power in the hands of states to run health care coverage—and not in the way the Affordable Care Act intended. The health care law assumed that all states would expand Medicaid and establish state-based exchanges. But a 2012 Supreme Court decision made it easier ...

Four Reasons Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different

August 8, 2014 West Africa is currently in the midst of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, and it's only getting worse. Nearly 1,000 people have died and more than 1,700 have been infected by the deadly virus since the outbreak began in March, according to the latest data from the World Health ...

Federal Judge Equates Gun Rights to Abortion Rights in Alabama Decision

August 5, 2014 A federal judge ruled Alabama's abortion law unconstitutional Monday, freezing restrictions that would have closed three of the state's five abortion clinics. The law, passed in 2013, would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a restriction that U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson deemed an ...

How Massachusetts Is Fighting the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling

July 30, 2014 Massachusetts is not letting a Supreme Court decision get in the way of what the state sees as necessary protections for abortion clinics. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill into law Wednesday that aims to protect patients at reproductive health centers from potentially dangerous anti-abortion protesters. The legislation comes ...

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open

July 29, 2014 A federal Appeals Court has struck down a Mississippi law that would have shuttered the state's only abortion clinic. In a 2-1 decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled unconstitutional a 2012 law requiring physicians performing more than 10 abortions a ...