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After falling for years, the number of uninsured children is rising

May 2, 2019
The study estimates that some 4 million U.S. kids are now uninsured.
Members of the uninsured Morales family, with five children, wait to enter to be treated at a free dental clinic put on by volunteers with the California Dental Association Foundation on Oc. 27, 2018, in Modesto, California.
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The messaging war over drug prices

May 1, 2019
AARP and the pharmaceutical industry are running ad campaigns in an attempt to shape eventual legislation.
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Some nurses are pushing for mandatory patient ratios. Do they work?

Apr 24, 2019
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.
Nurses across the country say they're caring for too many patients at a time.
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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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Tax refunds are increasingly spent on medical care

Apr 16, 2019
Out-of-pocket spending jumps after refunds are received.
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Walgreens has a tough quarter

Apr 2, 2019
Pharmacy chain Walgreens reported a 3.8 percent drop in sales for the quarter. The company cited a weak cough, cold and flu season — and declining profits from generic and branded prescription drugs. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
People walk by a Walgreens store in San Francisco. The pharmacy industry thinks bigger is better to find cost savings.
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Democrats launch bill to bolster ACA

Mar 27, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats' bill to bolster the Affordable Care Act aims to lower premiums.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill on March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. On the day after the Trump Justice Department sided with Republican governor plaintiffs who have filed suit to strike down in its entirety the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats gathered to outline their healthcare agenda.
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Trump administration reverses course on ACA

Mar 26, 2019
In a filing with a federal appeals court in New Orleans Monday, the Trump administration said the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. It’s asking the court to affirm a December ruling by a Texas judge, who found that the repeal of financial penalties for not having insurance rendered the whole […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) talks to reporters with Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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