Healthcare is changing dramatically, and not just for patients. The nature of physician employment, too, is undergoing disruption. More and more, physicians who remain independent are banding together under a management services organization (MSO), a legal entity that allows physician practices to share resources, limit risk and gain the necessary efficiencies to compete in a consolidating market.

After providing scant details for months, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released the key planks of their healthcare plans in July. In it, they staked out positions differentiating themselves from other presidential primary frontrunners, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Nearly 2 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in the previous year, according to the Census Bureau’s annual report. Plus, the Trump administration announced plans to ban flavored vape liquids, and Congress is back and working to address high prescription drug prices and “surprise” medical bills. This week, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more.