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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.

Democrats desperately need to cut drug prices

What it’s like to seek an abortion in Texas right now

It’s time to stop describing lifesaving health care as “elective”

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

The Supreme Court is drunk on its own power

Americans are dying because no hospital will take them

Are Biden’s new vaccine requirements legal?

Silicon Valley wants you to know Theranos isn’t Silicon Valley

The US was a world leader in vaccination. What went wrong?

Medicare’s benefits are full of holes — and patients keep falling through

Democrats have a high-risk, high-reward plan to save Roe v. Wade

The staggering implications of the Supreme Court’s anti-abortion ruling

Texas’s radical anti-abortion law, explained

What banning abortion at 6 weeks really means

Why America can’t fix its Covid-19 testing problems

How Florida’s massive Covid-19 spike got so bad

What we actually know about the vaccines and the delta variant

School boards are in open revolt against Ron DeSantis’s anti-mask crusade

Will the Taliban roll back two decades of public health progress in Afghanistan?

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The long road to India’s unparalleled pandemic catastrophe

India’s health system was broken. Then the delta surge arrived.

Why it’s so hard to be a nurse in America, according to two nurses

The pandemic changed the trajectory of America’s overdose and suicide crises

What it feels like to get Covid-19 after being vaccinated

Covid-19 cases now fall into 3 distinct categories

Why the CDC changed its mask guidance, according to an epidemiologist 

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

America’s mental health moment is finally here

Yes, Covid-19 vaccine mandates are legal

Medical debt was cut nearly in half in states that expanded Medicaid

Don’t dwell on the US life expectancy drop. Worry about the long-term trend.

The courts are destroying America’s ability to fight pandemics

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest

America needs to talk about miscarriage

Making sense of the recent Covid-19 spike

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The harrowing new reality for Alzheimer’s patients

Alzheimer’s patients and families live in a cloud of uncertainty. It’s about to get worse.

Few immigrants in detention have been vaccinated. That needs to change.

Why food and housing assistance is essential for improving America’s health

The US health system was already falling short. Then Covid-19 happened.

How a lizard’s venom inspired the promising weight loss drug Wegovy

3 winners and 3 losers from the just-completed Supreme Court term