Rachel Roubein

Washington, D.C.

National health-care reporter and author of The Health 202

Education: University of Maryland, BA in journalism

Rachel Roubein is a national health-care reporter for The Washington Post and author of The Health 202, a daily morning newsletter bringing readers inside everything from the health policy battles dominating Capitol Hill to the White House's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. She joined The Post in 2021 after covering health care at Politico, with a focus on Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare. Roubein first started writing about health care at the Carroll County Times, a local newspaper in Maryland, and has since covered health policy at National Journal and The Hill. She has covered the fa
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