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By Ali Rogin, Claire Mufson
This week, the New York Times reported a nationwide wave of hospitals shutting down their pediatric units. Though the pandemic, loss of staff and more profitable adult patients are a few key factors, the problem has been decades in the…
A majority of adults in the U.S. say health care is not handled well in the country.
By Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Nearly 48 million Americans have some level of hearing loss, but the high costs of hearing devices is prohibitive for many people. This week, the FDA cleared the way for hearing aids to be sold over the counter — a…
48 million Americans get prescription drugs through Medicare Part D, but Medicare has had no ability to negotiate prices. A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act would change that in some cases. The bill would also cap out-of-pocket drug costs…
By Ali Rogin, Matt Loffman, Ian Couzens
After the Supreme Court struck down the national right to abortion access in June, the issue was returned to states, which have since implemented a patchwork of protections, restrictions or total bans. Abortion rights will now be on the ballot…
By Geoff Bennett, Andrew Corkery, Harry Zahn, Juliet Fuisz
In a nearly $4 billion deal, Amazon plans to buy One Medical, a primary care group with nearly 200 locations across the country. Privacy advocates are voicing concerns about Amazon controlling people's online purchase data as well as their health…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Biden seems to have bowed to Manchin's demand for a slimmed-down economic package. Biden is telling Democrats to quickly pass the measure so families can "sleep easier" and enjoy the health care savings it proposes.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Even before the Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion, insurance coverage for the service varied widely. Now it’s become even more complex.
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Mary Fecteau
Last month, a leaked draft opinion showed that the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that provided a right to abortion across the country. That decision is not yet final, but as special correspondent…
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