Stephanie Armour, Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Armour

Wall Street Journal

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Millions of People Booted From Medicaid After Pandemic

State efforts to pare health-program rolls—and paperwork problems—have caused many people to lose coverage. → Read More

U.S. Becomes Transgender-Care Outlier as More in Europe Urge Caution

Republicans seize on European doubts over medical interventions to call for restrictions. → Read More

Some Cancer Patients Must Travel Hundreds of Miles for Medication

The health emergency’s end means independent cancer doctors can’t send prescriptions directly to their Medicare patients. → Read More

Medicare Plans to Cover Alzheimer’s Drugs

Biogen and Eisai’s Leqembi is up for full approval this summer. → Read More

Anthony Fauci Plans to Retire by End of Biden’s Term

Anthony Fauci, the infectious-diseases expert who has helped steer the nation’s response to Covid-19 through two administrations, says he will step down by the end of President Biden’s term in January 2025. → Read More

Democrats Move Ahead on Drug-Pricing Piece of Broader Climate and Tax Agenda

Talks continue between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin on package that includes climate-change and tax provisions. → Read More

U.S. Supply of Effective Covid Antibody Drug Dwindling

The last doses of the drug, one of a few found to reduce the risk of severe disease even after Omicron, will be used up in late August unless Congress approves more pandemic funding, administration officials say. → Read More

Can We Develop a Covid-19 Vaccine That Lasts?

New variants have weakened the protection of the current shots, which require unpopular boosters. Scientists and the White House are exploring options for more durable protection, but success could take years. → Read More

Biden to Halt Covid-19 Test Requirement for Air Travelers to U.S.

Health officials have determined testing is no longer necessary as of Sunday based on available science and data. They will reassess the decision in 90 days. → Read More

U.S. Prepares to Distribute Covid-19 Shots to Children Under 5

Vaccinations could begin later in June if shots from Moderna and Pfizer are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. → Read More

Democrats Push to Extend Health-Insurance Subsidies Ahead of Midterms

Millions will find out this fall that their health-insurance premiums are set to rise substantially. That has spurred a lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to extend financial help. → Read More

Biden Administration to Continue Pandemic Health Emergency

The de facto extension means Covid-19 health provisions like expanded Medicaid could continue into fall. → Read More

White House Warns of Fall, Winter Surge Without Additional Covid-19 Funding

The Biden administration said without new pandemic funding from Congress, a million Americans a day could develop Covid-19 during the fall and winter. → Read More

Covid Pills to Become More Widely Available

The Biden administration plans to expand access to free treatments that can help Covid patients avoid hospitalization. → Read More

Biden to Propose Change to Affordable Care Act to Extend Subsidies for Families

Some people unable to afford health insurance for their families would be able to get Affordable Care Act subsidies under a proposal by the Biden administration aimed at shoring up the Obama-era law. → Read More

Biden Administration Launches Website Aimed at Adapting to Covid-19 Risks

The site,, will help people find information such as local masking guidance and where to get free masks and vaccines, part of the Biden administration’s shift toward mitigation policies. → Read More

FDA Authorizes Second Covid-19 Booster Shot for Older Adults

Under the authorization, adults 50 years old and up can get the shots at least four months after a first booster dose. → Read More

U.S. Healthcare Spending Slowed in 2021 After Covid-19 Surge

Spending is projected to have increased 4.2% in 2021, following a pandemic-fueled rise of 9.7% in 2020, report finds. → Read More

Biden Administration to Stop Reimbursing Hospitals for Covid-19 Care for Uninsured

Some people without health insurance will begin getting bills for Covid-19 treatments and testing after the Biden administration Tuesday starts winding down a federal program that reimburses providers for virus-related care for the uninsured. → Read More

Biden’s Plans for Second Covid-19 Boosters Threatened by Funding Impasse

White House has eyed another round of shots in the fall, but Congress hasn’t appropriated money officials say is needed to buy doses → Read More