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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans

Video discussion about the problems with short term health plans – also known as "skinny plans," which may have lower monthly premiums, but will not provide the benefits or protections required by the ACA.

Surprise Medical Bills:  A Bipartisanship Opportunity for Congress?
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Surprise Medical Bills: A Bipartisanship Opportunity for Congress?

Most Americans say the government should take action to prevent surprise medical bills. Here is what Congress is doing to fight them.

Stories of African-American Women Aging With HIV: 'My Life Wasn't What I Hoped It to Be'
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Stories of African-American Women Aging With HIV: 'My Life Wasn't What I Hoped It to Be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. A few share their stories.

Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California
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Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has increased through greater use of Buprenorphine – one of two major medicines used to treat OUD.

Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?
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Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?

Limiting surprise medical bills – when someone gets a bill for health care that is much larger than they had expected is an area of bipartisan agreement in Congress.

Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic
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Violence Against Women Is Overlooked in Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

Women who are subject to violence – often from intimate partners – are more likely to turn to opioids or other substances leading to further health and life problems, including increased risk for HIV infection.

Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials
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Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials

Women experience different signs and symptoms of heart disease, which can lead to ineffective, delayed or missed treatment opportunities.

Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK
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Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK

Health reform proposals like Medicare-for-all or Single Payer would shift around the health care system and could produce cost savings, but those savings would in part come from the elimination of jobs for insurance brokers, hospital staff, and others.

House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words
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House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words

Congressional Budget Office experts outlined the complexities of implementing an overhaul of America’s health insurance system.

Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You
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Health Insurers Want You To Try Cheaper Drugs First, but That Can Hurt You

Insurance companies sometimes try to cut costs by substituting less expensive drugs for a specific drug prescription. That's raising problems in many cases, and actually causing harm.

Lawmakers Push To Stop Surprise ER Billing
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Lawmakers Push To Stop Surprise ER Billing

While California has comprehensive state laws to limit surprise billing from hospitals, patients still get very high surprise bills for emergency care and the state is looking to close that loophole – and create a model for Federal legislation.

Podcast: KHN's 'What The Health?' Is 'Medicare For All' Losing Steam?
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Podcast: KHN's 'What The Health?' Is 'Medicare For All' Losing Steam?

Experienced health care journalists discuss Medicare for all (also known as Single Payer) and why enthusiasm may be decreasing; proposals to increase the age to purchase tobacco; and surprise medical bills.

Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?
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Did The ACA Create Preexisting Condition Protections For People In Employer Plans?

Protections for preexisting conditions for most people with job-based insurance predated the Affordable Care Act by more than a decade.

Now Is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance and We Can Help
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Now Is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance and We Can Help

Let's make this year’s open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a little easier. Check it out.

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

Preserve research on sex differences.