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Congress has quietly created a new health care crisis for 26 million Americans

February 3, 2018
Sarah Kliff | Vox
Last fall, Kim Wagenaar started to plan how she would close the health clinic she runs in rural North Carolina — when Congress let funding lapse for thousands of centers like hers 124 days ago and counting.

Explaining the new Medicaid work requirements

January 19, 2018
Robert Costa discussed the latest details in the Russia probe with The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Mark Mazzetti from The New York Times, broke down the new Medicaid work requirement with Reid Wilson from The Hill, and recapped President Trump’s first year in office with this week’s panelists.
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5 health care predictions for 2018

December 30, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
The habit they can’t quit: Congress will likely revisit changes to Obamacare in the new year.

Republicans reshape the American tax system, latest developments in the Russia probe

December 21, 2017
The panelists discussed the bill's uncertain future.
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Republicans have finally repealed a crucial piece of Obamacare

December 21, 2017
Sarah Kliff, Dylan Scott | Vox
With the passage of their tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress have repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, delivering their first major blow against the law and imperiling the insurance marketplaces where millions of Americans buy health coverage.
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Emergency rooms are monopolies. Patients pay the price.

December 4, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox News
New data shows how how emergency rooms take advantage of their market share, at the expense of their patients
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Meet Alex Azar, Trump's HHS nominee

November 14, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Sarah Kliff
Right now, there is an executive order from the president to allow plans with similar features to be sold across the country. Much of the work of implementing that policy would fall to someone like Azar at Health and Human Services, which deals with most insurance regulations. When I think of the future of HHS under Azar, I think about regulations like this one.
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Maine just became the 33rd state to expand Medicaid

November 8, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
Maine is the first state to expand Medicaid during the Trump administration, and also the first to do so via a ballot initiative rather than legislation. This offers a possible playbook for health care advocates in other states looking to extend coverage but stymied by political opposition.
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How well-intentioned doctors helped create the opioid epidemic

November 7, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
These doctors developed and spread new policies that urged all other doctors to treat pain way more seriously. Those well-intentioned policies did not go as planned. They helped create the nationwide opioid epidemic we’re dealing with today.
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