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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

  • January 14, 2022
    This week, 11 members of the Oath Keepers, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were charged with seditious conspiracy for their involvement with the Jan. 6 riot.
  • December 24, 2021
    This week as Omicron spiked, President Biden sought to reassure the country and announced new actions to protect Americans.
  • July 23, 2021
    COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan.
  • July 2, 2021
    President Biden met with families impacted by the condominium collapse near Miami, Fla. as rescue workers continue to search for survivors. The panel also discussed the House’s new select committee to investigate Jan.
  • March 12, 2021
    It’s the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the world as we once knew it. The panel reflected on one of the deadliest years in American history, & how the country is fighting to move forward. Susan Davis of NPR guest moderates.
  • 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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