Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO

Joanne Kenen is executive editor of health care at POLITICO, which she joined in 2011 and where she’s led a significant expansion of health and digital health coverage. She has covered health policy in Washington for 20 years, including more than a decade on Capitol Hill covering health for Reuters, and writing extensively about end of life, hospice, and palliative care during a Kaiser Family Foundation fellowship in 2007. Kenen’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate, the Washingtonian, Kaiser Health News, AARP The Magazine, and Health Affairs. She is a frequent radio and TV commentator for outlets including PBS, BBC, and NPR.

Videos/Audio of Joanne Kenen

Invalid health news comes in many flavors. Some is utterly fake and potentially dangerous: asserting links between... See more
US Senator Mitch McConnell has just announced that he will bring health reform legislation to the Senate floor for a... See more
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The upcoming US presidential election is likely to have significant implications for health and health care. On the... See more
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Diagnosis — once the cornerstone of medicine — is fast becoming a lost art, despite aggressive testing that is often... See more