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Health Care

Vox's coverage of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare-for-all, emergency room fees, and everything else you need to know about the health care industry.

What is Narcan? The opioid overdose spray, explained.

The lawsuit that threatens everything from cancer screenings to birth control, explained

Never pay a medical bill without asking these questions first

What would it mean to treat guns the way we treat cars?

Thanks, Obama! The hilarious reason why a judge just blocked Wyoming’s abortion ban.

How the US can stop the spread of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus

Wyoming banned the abortion pill. Some states are trying to go even further.

Why 70 percent of the world’s maternal deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa

Medicare is being privatized right before our eyes

The knowns — and known unknowns — of long Covid, explained

No one knows when it is legal to perform medically necessary abortions in Texas

Biden’s budget goes all in on protecting Medicare. Just how much danger is it in?

The campaign to make insulin less expensive just scored a major victory

The pay gap between hospital CEOs and nurses is expanding even faster than we thought

Yes, the Ohio train wreck is an environmental disaster. No, it’s not Chernobyl.

The radical proposal to let Medicare and Social Security lapse, explained

Why you know the names of tons of medicines you’ll never need

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Can you get bird flu?

What an abortion hotline reveals about reproductive care after Roe

Biden is ending the Covid public health emergency. Here’s what that means for you.

Believe it or not, we are not going to be sick forever

The coming legal showdown over abortion pills

Dobbs didn’t end the anti-abortion movement

Were bivalent boosters worth it?

When hospitals merge, patients suffer

What “choice” means for millions of women post-Roe

Kansas voters sided with abortion rights in August. Republicans don’t care.

Congress’s bipartisan deal to spend billions more fighting HIV and malaria abroad

A worrisome trend in American hospitals is hurting poor patients

Virginia Democrats are fighting for a razor-thin edge on abortion rights

The real reason 7,000 nurses in New York City have gone on strike

The new front in the right’s war on abortion

The FDA could soon approve a new Alzheimer’s drug. Does this one actually work?

Why we can’t turn off the NFL

The medical system has failed Black Americans for centuries. Could reparations be the answer?

2022 was the worst for many US hospitals. The aftershocks will last for years.

One public health lesson from 2022 worth remembering

Great news for germs

Why are American lives getting shorter?