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The Case Of The ACA’s Disappearing Taxes

When passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats touted the fact that they had included many measures to pay for the bill’s expanded coverage. But nearly 10 years later, many of the “pay-fors” have been eliminated.

Affordable Mental Health Care? It’s Getting Even Tougher to Access

More than a decade after Congress passed a law mandating equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans struggle to find affordable, in-network mental health providers.

New California Law May Expand Use Of HIV Prevention Drugs, With Caveats

Legislation that takes effect next July will let people buy the medications without a prescription for a limited period. Medical professionals say it’s a step in the right direction but will not significantly increase the use of the medicine without additional efforts.

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

Although many consumers pay nothing out of pocket for flu shots, insurers foot the bill. And those prices vary dramatically.

For Newborns With Hearing Loss, Screening Opens Window To A World Of Sound

Most infants in the United States have a hearing screening in their first few days of life. Twenty years ago, before universal newborn screening, many kids missed out on early intervention services that help children with hearing loss access sound and develop spoken language.

Weekly Podcast

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Spending Bill Slowdown

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‘Locked In?’

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