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Margot Sanger-Katz

Health Care Correspondent

msk@nationaljournal.com

Margot Sanger-Katz is the health care correspondent for National Journal. Previously, she was an editor at the Yale Alumni Magazine, the health care reporter at the Concord Monitor, and an editor at Legal Affairs magazine. At the Monitor, she covered hospitals and health care policy as well as the John McCain campaign during the 2008 presidential election. She is currently on leave completing a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University.

Latest From Margot Sanger-Katz

Community Health Care: Share the Knowledge and Hold the Plantains

This New York City program tries to eliminate the "white coat effect" by creating trust and ease between health workers and patients in immigrant communities.

Could This Yale Professor Have the Answers to Our Health Care Dilemma?

The best way to address disparities might be to look outside hospital walls—and focus on early-childhood development and education.

Health and Human Services Department

Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health

For years, NIH enjoyed a growing budget and a responsive medical-research community that increased its ranks and its grant applications accordingly. These days, with deficit reduction on the minds...

Health and Human Services Department

Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

When Tavenner, 62, was confirmed as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in May, she was the first person endorsed by the Senate for the job in nearly seven years. M...

Health and Human Services Department

Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frieden, 52, is the brains behind many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's most famed nanny-state initiatives. As director of New York City's health department, he launched its indoor-smoking ban, its ba...

Health and Human Services Department

Dori Salcido, Assistant Secretary (acting), Public Affairs

As the Obama administration implements the Affordable Care Act, communications may rank among its chief responsibilities in the years ahead. Although the bureaucrats must make the trains run on ti...

Health and Human Services Department

Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary, Preparedness and Response

Lurie's job is to plan for the unthinkable. A global flu pandemic? She has a plan. A bioterror attack? She's on it. Massive earthquake? Yep. Her responsibilities as assistant secretary span public...

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Community Health Care: Share the Knowledge and Hold the Plantains

This New York City program tries to eliminate the "white coat effect" by creating trust and ease between health workers and patients in immigrant communities.

Could This Yale Professor Have the Answers to Our Health Care Dilemma?

The best way to address disparities might be to look outside hospital walls—and focus on early-childhood development and education.

Health and Human Services Department

Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health

For years, NIH enjoyed a growing budget and a responsive medical-research community that increased its ranks and its grant applications accordingly. These days, with deficit reduction on the minds...

Health and Human Services Department

Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

When Tavenner, 62, was confirmed as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in May, she was the first person endorsed by the Senate for the job in nearly seven years. M...

Health and Human Services Department

Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frieden, 52, is the brains behind many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's most famed nanny-state initiatives. As director of New York City's health department, he launched its indoor-smoking ban, its ba...

Health and Human Services Department

Dori Salcido, Assistant Secretary (acting), Public Affairs

As the Obama administration implements the Affordable Care Act, communications may rank among its chief responsibilities in the years ahead. Although the bureaucrats must make the trains run on ti...

Health and Human Services Department

Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary, Preparedness and Response

Lurie's job is to plan for the unthinkable. A global flu pandemic? She has a plan. A bioterror attack? She's on it. Massive earthquake? Yep. Her responsibilities as assistant secretary span public...

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