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Today โ€” November 20th 2019NPR Health Care

America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

By Selena Simmons-Duffin
Sandra King Young runs Medicaid in American Samoa, a U.S. territory that faces dramatic funding cuts to islanders

Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.

(Image credit: Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR)

  • November 20th 2019 at 11:00
Yesterday โ€” November 19th 2019NPR Health Care

Want New Taxes To Pay For Health Care? Lessons From The Affordable Care Act

By Julie Rovner
A demonstrator celebrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 after the court voted to uphold key tax subsidies that are part of the Affordable Care Act. But federal taxes and other measures designed to pay for the health care the ACA provides have not fared as well.

When passing the ACA, Democrats touted the fact that they had included many measures to pay for the bill's expanded coverage. But nearly 10 years later, Congress has eliminated many of those taxes.

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  • November 19th 2019 at 18:22

Gene-Edited 'Supercells' Make Progress In Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

By Rob Stein
As part of a clinical trial to treat sickle cell disease, Victoria Gray (center) has vials of blood drawn by nurses Bonnie Carroll (left) and Kayla Jordan at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Researchers edited the DNA in bone marrow cells taken from a Mississippi woman with sickle cell disease to produce a treatment that could alleviate the excruciating effects of her inherited illness.

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  • November 19th 2019 at 13:01

Open Enrollment For 2020 Obamacare Has Begun

By Selena Simmons-Duffin

This year the federal health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov has a few new bells and whistles. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 3, 2019 on Weekend Edition Sunday.)

  • November 19th 2019 at 11:03

When It Comes To Vaping, Health Officials Insist There's A Lot At Stake

By Allison Aubrey

A former vaper has a warning for others. And, scientists work to understand how nicotine affects the teenage brain. (This segment initially aired on Oct. 10, 2019 on Morning Edition.)

  • November 19th 2019 at 11:03

Trump Administration's Efforts To Ban Most Flavored Vaping Products Have Stalled Out

By Richard Harris

The White House is apparently backpedaling on its plan to ban most flavors in vaping products. The proposed FDA rule is unpopular with vape shop owners, and that's creating political blowback.

  • November 18th 2019 at 23:59
Before yesterdayNPR Health Care

For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

By Ashley Lopez
Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women

Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.

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  • November 18th 2019 at 11:01

A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported

By Christine Herman
José

Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.

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  • November 17th 2019 at 12:00

Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

By Selena Simmons-Duffin
One rule announced by the Trump administration Friday puts pressure on hospitals to reveal what they charge insurers for procedures and services. Critics say the penalty for not following the rule isn

Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.

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  • November 15th 2019 at 19:23

Why Even Universal Health Coverage Isn't Enough

By Suhas Gondi
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden (left), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (right) debate different ways to expand health coverage in America.

As U.S. presidential candidates prep for their next debate, a doctor-to-be asks them, and us all, to remember that even universal access to health care won't fix other disparities that hurt health.

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  • November 15th 2019 at 11:00

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

By Mara Gordon
"The profession we love has been taken over," psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, "with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory."

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.

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  • November 13th 2019 at 15:00

When Countries Get Wealthier, Kids Can Lose Out On Vaccines

By Pien Huang
Mothers and their babies in Nigeria wait at a health center that provides vaccinations against polio. Vaccination rates lag in the middle-income country.

Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. But not for those moving up the wealth ladder.

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  • November 12th 2019 at 21:46

Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist's Perspective

By Emily Vaughn
A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction during and after incarceration.

In Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis, a Rikers Island doctor says drug treatment in U.S. jails and prisons is often shaped by societal prejudice, not science.

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  • November 12th 2019 at 11:00

Despite Challenges To ACA, Florida Enrollment Rises

By Greg Allen

The annual enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act is underway and Florida is expected to lead the nation in signups. Despite legal challenges to the law, it remains popular.

  • November 10th 2019 at 23:10

The Controversy Around Virginity Testing

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Sophia Jones, senior editor for The Fuller Project, about the controversy surrounding virginity testing.

  • November 10th 2019 at 23:10

You Can Get A Master's In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

By Martin Austermuhle
Maryland now offers the country

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, now has a master's program dedicated to the science and therapeutics of medical weed because of a growing number of students looking for expertise in the field.

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  • November 9th 2019 at 22:57

High-Ranking Dog Provides Key Training For Military's Medical Students

By Julie Rovner
Brelahn Wyatt, a Navy ensign and second-year medical student, shares a hug with Shetland. The dog

Service dogs are a common sight at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, near Washington, D.C. But this special canine trains would-be healers how to pick the right dog for a wounded veteran.

(Image credit: Julie Rovner/KHN)

  • November 8th 2019 at 17:52

'Just The Right Policy': Pete Buttigieg On His 'Medicare For All Who Want It' Plan

By Scott Simon
"We make sure that everybody can afford [public health insurance], but we don

The South Bend, Ind., mayor explains his health care overhaul plan — "Medicare for All," as well as private insurance — and differentiates it from other Democratic presidential candidates' plans.

(Image credit: Lucy Hewett for NPR)

  • November 8th 2019 at 11:00

HHS Sues Drugmaker Gilead Over PrEP Patent Infringement

By Selena Simmons-Duffin

The federal government is suing drugmaker Gilead for alleged patent infringement. The suit charges the company violated patents on "PrEP" drugs that are used to prevent HIV infection.

  • November 7th 2019 at 23:40

Federal Judge Throws Out 'Conscience Rights' Rule For Health Care Workers

By Selena Simmons-Duffin

A federal judge has thrown out the Trump administration's "conscience rights" rule for health care workers.

  • November 6th 2019 at 22:21
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