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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:00:00 -0500
Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.
Want New Taxes To Pay For Health Care? Lessons From The Affordable Care Act
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:22:00 -0500
When passing the ACA, Democrats touted the fact that they had included many measures to pay for the bill's expanded coverage. But nearly 10 years later, Congress has eliminated many of those taxes.
Gene-Edited 'Supercells' Make Progress In Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:01:00 -0500
Researchers edited the DNA in bone marrow cells taken from a Mississippi woman with sickle cell disease to produce a treatment that could alleviate the excruciating effects of her inherited illness.
Open Enrollment For 2020 Obamacare Has Begun
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:03:00 -0500
This year the federal health insurance marketplace has a few new bells and whistles. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 3, 2019 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)
When It Comes To Vaping, Health Officials Insist There's A Lot At Stake
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:03:00 -0500
A former vaper has a warning for others. And, scientists work to understand how nicotine affects the teenage brain. (This segment initially aired on Oct. 10, 2019 on Morning Edition.)
Trump Administration's Efforts To Ban Most Flavored Vaping Products Have Stalled Out
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:59:00 -0500
The White House is apparently backpedaling on its plan to ban most flavors in vaping products. The proposed FDA rule is unpopular with vape shop owners, and that's creating political blowback.
For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:01:00 -0500
Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.
A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 06:00:00 -0500
Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.
Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:23:00 -0500
Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.
Why Even Universal Health Coverage Isn't Enough
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:00 -0500
As U.S. presidential candidates prep for their next debate, a doctor-to-be asks them, and us all, to remember that even universal access to health care won't fix other disparities that hurt health.

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