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Yasmeen Abutaleb

Yasmeen Abutaleb joined The Washington Post in 2019 as a national reporter covering health policy, with a focus on the Department of Health and Human Services, health policy on Capitol Hill and health care in politics. She previously covered health care for Reuters, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act, federal health programs and drug pricing. In 2016, Yasmeen was a lead reporter on a five-part series that examined the rising threat of antibiotic-resistant infections and the inability of the government and health-care industry to address the problem. Yasmeen has also reported in depth on the opioid crisis, changes to Medicaid and political influence on health policies.

Most Recent Appearances

  • February 19, 2021
    President Joe Biden held his first town hall this week, answering about the vaccine rollout and his plans to get the country through the pandemic.
  • November 27, 2020
    COVID-19 case numbers are hitting record highs as outbreaks are appearing nationwide right before the holiday season. With millions struggling, the biggest question is, what’s next?
  • April 10, 2020
    Over 400,000 people in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 and data shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the disease.
  • March 27, 2020
    Earlier today, the House approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus package. That vote comes as the economy is shuddering due to COVID-19. The panel discussed how the White House and governors across the nation are responding to the virus.
  • March 6, 2020
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is surging in what is now essentially a two-candidate race with Sen. Bernie Sanders. The panelists discussed the Democratic primary and how the Trump administration is handling COVID-19.
  • February 28, 2020
    Tonight on a special, one-hour edition of “Washington Week,” the panelists discussed the South Carolina primary, the fourteen states voting on Super Tuesday and the federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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