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Unique Challenges Face Cherokee Nation’s Efforts To Battle Opioid Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

Many of the things that might help those fighting an addiction — such as free health care and a tight-knit community — can be a double-edged sword. Media outlets also report on the opioid crisis out of California, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Connecticut.

Survey: 40% Of Transgendered Americans Have Attempted Suicide

KHN Morning Briefing

A report released by the National Center for Transgender Equality shows that many still struggle with bias and prejudice that negatively affects their mental health, despite gains in transgender rights in the past few years.

‘Akin To Armageddon’: How Repealing Health Law Could Deal Major Blow To Mental Health Care

KHN Morning Briefing

If the law is dismantled it could wipe out benefits and protections for millions of Americans with mental illnesses. In other news, advocates launch a campaign to try to save the Affordable Care Act, the acting CMS administrator asks lawmakers to work to fix, rather than scrap the law entirely, and actuaries add their voice to a growing list of those concerned about repeal.

Needle Exchanges Work, But Resource Shortages, Users’ Unsafe Practices Undermine Success

KHN Morning Briefing

Although the programs are showing results, problems still exist. There are rarely enough needles for users, even when an area has an established exchange program. In addition, white people tend to share needles and are less likely to seek out clean syringes. Meanwhile, the rising cost of an anti-overdose medication is causing panic for those who desperately need it.