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With abortion now effectively banned in 15 states, many Americans are crossing state lines to legally end pregnancies. Friday, the first state law aimed at ending that option for anyone under 18 went into effect in Idaho. In a story…
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, 14 states have banned abortions in nearly all cases. Many maternal health doctors say state abortion bans are untenable and OB-GYNs are beginning to pack up and leave. In a…
Texas’s near-total abortion ban is just one of many ways reproductive health care has been restricted in the Lone Star state in recent years. A federal judge has also limited young people’s access to birth control. In a story co-produced…
With abortion banned or severely restricted in 18 U.S. States, abortion pills have become the new battleground for the anti-abortion movement. In a story co-produced with the PBS NewsHour, Kaiser Health News correspondent Sarah Varney reports on a new lawsuit…
Anti-abortion activists descended on the National Mall for the annual March for Life on Friday. It was the first time the march has been held since the overturn of Roe v. Wade rescinded the constitutional right to abortion. In a…
Over a million children have fallen out of public health insurance programs since December 2017. In some cases, their parents acquired coverage at work. But researchers also see a troubling rise in uninsured children -- and say the Trump administration's…
Insulin is a vital drug that some 7.4 million Americans must take daily to manage their diabetes. But its price nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, leaving some patients with no choice but to turn to black-market drugs or traveling…
Indiana is one of the states poised to enact work requirements for some citizens with Medicaid coverage -- a controversial policy and long-sought goal for Republicans. But advocates for the poor have protested loudly in recent months, saying many will…
Voters in Maine overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to most low-income adults -- that's at least 70,000 residents who stand to gain health insurance. But the law's fate is still unclear because Gov. Paul LePage says lawmakers…
When low-income Americans are concentrated in substandard homes in struggling or violent neighborhoods, it has tangible consequences for well-being. Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.
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