The U.S. House of Representatives is on the cusp of passing President Joe Biden's sweeping Build Back Better legislation. The $1.7 trillion bill would touch everything from child care to health care to climate change. While Democrats are ready to…
By Lisa Desjardins, Matt Loffman
Missouri is now the 38th state to expand Medicaid to low-income residents as part of the Affordable Care Act. It's been over a year since voters approved it, and after many delays, the first few thousand people enrolled this month.
By Lisa Desjardins
Patients will no longer have to worry about getting a huge bill following a medical crisis if the closest hospital emergency room happened to have been outside their insurance plan's provider network.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The president called on Congress to lower prescription drug prices Thursday.
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By Elisa J. Sobo, Diana Schow, Stephanie McClure, The Conversation
Low vaccination rates among U.S. Black and Latino communities are caused by cultural factors and an inequitable health care system.
By Yamiche Alcindor, Claire Mufson
The national calls to action over racial justice have brought new awareness of past injustices in many parts of our society, including the fields of science and medicine. Yamiche Alcindor speaks to Dr. Aletha Maybank, the American Medical Association's chief…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson
More than 30 million Americans have gone without health insurance in the last year. Other high-income nations cover their entire populations for a lot less money than the U.S. already spends. But does a universal health care system help save…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The pandemic has highlighted structural inequities within American life, including a disproportionate impact on Black communities and poorer neighborhoods and access to and attitudes toward the vaccine. A new national public health campaign is trying to reach some Black Americans…
President Biden on Thursday focused on his campaign pledge to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. The president also rescinded the so-called "global gag rule" that bars U.S. funding for health groups abroad that offer abortion counseling, and he took steps…
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