Yasmeen Abutaleb

Yasmeen Abutaleb

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Yasmeen Abutaleb is a Health Policy Reporter at The Washington Post. In this role, she covers health policy, focusing on the Department of Health and Human Services, health policy on Capitol Hill, and healthcare in politics. Prior to this, Abutaleb was Healthcare Correspondent at Thomson Reuters, covering health policy in Washington, DC and its impact on businesses, insurers, people, and other stakeholders across the country. She also worked for Reuters, where she focused on the Affordable Care Act, federal health programs and drug pricing.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • In 2016, Abutaleb 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 healthcare industry to address the problem.
  • She has also reported in depth on the opioid crisis, changes to Medicaid, and political influence on health policies.