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Philadelphia Might Get The Nation’s First Overdose Prevention Site. This Is How They’re Preparing.

The plan clarifies the role Philadelphia’s city government intends to play if and when the proposed site opens its doors.

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1 Million People Are Uninsured in North Carolina. The GOP Keeps Blocking Bills to Help.

If lawmakers expanded Medicaid, 634,000 people—59% of the state’s uninsured population—would gain health care coverage by 2022.

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Telemedicine Bill in Pennsylvania May Not Pass Because Someone Mentioned the Abortion Pill

The legislation would set licensing guidelines and require insurers to provide coverage for telehealth as they would in-person health care. A Republican-sponsored amendment, however, threatens to derail its passage.

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New Bill Would Allow Arizonans to Get Birth Control Without a Prescription

Getting access to birth control medication could soon become much easier in Arizona, thanks to a new bill that has bipartisan support.

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Trump Wants to Slash CDC Funding—Just As Coronavirus Spreads

Public health advocates say if the president's budget proposal is approved as is, Americans' health and safety would be at risk.

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Black Women Keep Dying in Childbirth. This Is How Michigan’s Governor Plans to Fix the Crisis.

In Detroit, for example, Black women are 4.5 times more likely to die than non-Hispanic white women. "This is a staggering disparity," Gov. Whitmer said last month.

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Thousands Marched in Raleigh to Call for Change. We Talked to Four People About Why.

“If we don’t come together and vote—vote—we’re going to be in a hell of a mess,” one 70-year-old woman said.