Kate Pickert

Kate Pickert is a staff writer for TIME. She writes about health care and previously worked for New York magazine. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Happy Insurance Regulation Day!

Today, some major health insurance regulations created by the Affordable Care Act kick in. These consumer protections have kind-hearted-sounding descriptions like “coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions,” but they come …

The Mysterious Case of Donald T., Autism’s First Child

The Atlantic has an absorbing tale in the current issue about the first person ever diagnosed with autism. The man, now 77, is named Donald Gray Triplett and the story’s authors tracked him down in Mississippi where — 74 years after he was institutionalized for exhibiting introverted behavior — he spends his days playing golf, …

Meet the Man Behind Health Care Reform

If you’ve heard of Donald Berwick, the new chief of Medicare and Medicaid, chances are good that what you’ve heard has been pretty scary. Charges levels by Republicans critical of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) include: He wants to create a British-style health care in the U.S.! He wants to ration care! He has secret ambitions to …

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