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Affordable Care Act Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care, Says Study
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Affordable Care Act Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care, Says Study

One of the main features of Obamacare—providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan—allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows.

When Tax Reform Becomes Law, ACA's Individual Mandate Becomes History
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When Tax Reform Becomes Law, ACA's Individual Mandate Becomes History

With the Republican-led Congress preparing to hand President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory—a massive overhaul of the U.S. tax code—it will mean the end of the Affordable Care Act's controversial individual mandate.

Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Begins Nov. 1
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Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Begins Nov. 1

The Trump administration's repeated efforts to topple Obamacare have not thwarted the program's annual enrollment for health insurance.

Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare
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Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare

In yet another potential blow to Obamacare, President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order that would eliminate vital federal subsidies to health insurance companies partnering in the program.

Spending More on Health Care? Here's Why
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Spending More on Health Care? Here's Why

Americans spent more on health care in 2016, even though their use of health care did not increase, and rising costs are the reason why, a new report shows.

To Survive the Opioid Addiction Crisis, Women Need More than
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To Survive the Opioid Addiction Crisis, Women Need More than "Just Say No" Slogans

Today, opioids kill more Americans than car accidents or guns. What are we doing about it?

Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare
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Chronic Illness Took Me Out of the Workforce and I'm Fighting to #KeepTheCare

When you're healthy, you don't spend much time thinking about what you would do if hit by a chronic illness. At least I didn't. 

Another GOP Senator Says No to Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort
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Another GOP Senator Says No to Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Monday that she opposes the latest incarnation of her party's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, dealing what appeared to be a fatal blow to the proposed legislation.

Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening
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Affordable Care Act Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an "Obamacare" rule made the tests free, a new study finds.

As Tax Bill Unfolds, What's In Store for Obamacare's Individual Mandate?
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As Tax Bill Unfolds, What's In Store for Obamacare's Individual Mandate?

As U.S. House and Senate leaders huddle to reconcile differences between their respective tax reform bills, the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate remains uncertain.

Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
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Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums

Most Americans who buy health insurance through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will not pay significantly more for their coverage in 2018, despite actions by President Donald Trump that have roiled the insurance markets.

Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul
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Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

Senate Republicans on Wednesday introduced a plan to roll back key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and use that money to provide block grants to states.

Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts
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Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts

Preserve research on sex differences.