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The number of claims filed for medical and family planning services in the new state-run Texas Women's Health Program has dropped since the state ousted Planned Parenthood from it and set up its own program without federal financing, according to figures from the Health & Human Services Commission.

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During our five-day program, we will tackle topics ranging from the country’s historic health care expansion to health and homelessness.

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Diabetes-related deaths have reached an all-time high in New York City, and communities of color are being hit the hardest.

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The Affordable Care Act is stirring up confusion and anger among the patients who visit a Los Angeles clinic dedicated to serving urban-based Native Americans. That's because President Barack Obama's reform has raised a painful question: which tribes get free health care and which have to pay?

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A new report finds a 10 percent drop in those getting insurance from their employer over the past decade. Many are asking whether the Affordable Care Act will reverse or accelerate that trend.

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Aware that her children were ineligible for the state's health care program, Irina Flores-Montalban, 38, found herself facing a painful dilemma: choosing which of them to insure.

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While the news about her return to work was celebratory for all, Robin Roberts talked about some of the expected and probably didn't realize she also disclosed unexpected information.

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These are the dog days of summer, right? So snuggle up to your air conditioner and check out these recent great health reads.

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Obamacare will intensify the doctor shortage, blood supplies low, babesiosis spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The patients call it simply “the clinic.”  It’s where they go to get their kids’ shots for school.  It’s where they get check-ups and medication for their high blood pressure. It’s where they get advice on finding jobs or apartments....

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The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!

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