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Congress Weighs End-of-Life Issues

A month after Congress intervened in the Terri Schiavo case, emotions are still raw on Capitol Hill. Members of both parties say they hope once the hard feelings subside, legislators will take steps to help all Americans facing difficult end-of-life decisions.

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Julie Rovner is a health policy correspondent for NPR specializing in the politics of health care.Reporting on all aspects of health policy and politics, Rovner covers the White House, Capitol Hill, the Department of Health and Human Services in addition to issues around the country. She served as NPR's lead correspondent covering the passage and implementation of the 2010 health overhaul bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.