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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
In states with abortion bans, doctors may hesitate to provide abortion care in a medical emergency. Some ethicists argue doctors should practice civil disobedience and put patients' lives first.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Doctors in states with abortion bans can face prison time and lose their licenses if they violate the laws. Some are calling on doctors to openly defy the bans.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
State law at the time prohibited abortion after around 6 weeks. Legal experts say this kind of law leaves doctors uncertain of what's legal and can put patients in dangerous situations.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
About halfway into her pregnancy, Karla found out her fetus had a severe genetic anomaly. As she grappled with an uncertain prognosis, she was up against North Carolina's 20-week abortion limit.
Thursday, October 06, 2022
A new report assessed the impact of laws in the 15 states that have banned or heavily restricted abortion since June 24.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Child poverty is at a historic low, according to Census bureau data, and the rate of those without health insurance dropped in 2021. But the good news may be short-lived, as policy measures expire.
Friday, September 02, 2022
NPR is asking for your submissions to capture the variety of ways the new abortion laws across the country are having an impact on people's lives.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the second year in a row, according to new provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Dr. Fauci has been at the National Institutes of Health for over 50 years. On Monday, the nation's top infectious disease doctor announced he'll be stepping down from government service in December.
Saturday, August 06, 2022
A deal on the table in Congress would help deliver on a long-time promise: to make prescription drugs more affordable. It includes a $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare patients.
Friday, August 05, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act aims to put caps on drug price increases and out of pocket spending. It also includes a provision allowing Medicare to negotiate price some drugs.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
President Biden is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
More than half of uninsured kids qualify for free coverage but don't know it. The government has released $49 million to get the word out, especially as the end of the COVID health emergency looms.
Sunday, July 03, 2022
In a departure from earlier Supreme Court decisions on abortion, Justice Alito's abortion opinion barely mentions medicine. This creates a perilous new legal reality for doctors, legal analysts say.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Physicians must treat in line with patients' wishes and standards of care. Some medical ethicists say that abortion bans will force doctors to disregard these obligations in order to follow the law.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
NPR talks to Claire Hannan, who has helped navigate vaccine rollouts in all 50 states, about some of the challenges involved in quickly getting shots out to millions of young kids.
Thursday, June 02, 2022
After the leak of the draft opinion in which the Supreme Court appears ready to overturn Roe, we asked for your questions about the future of abortion care in the U.S. Here's what our experts said.
Monday, May 30, 2022
The Supreme Court will soon rule on a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion. You've sent us your questions about what will happen if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned. Some experts answer.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
According to official numbers, more than 100,000 people are testing positive for COVID-19 each day in the U.S., more than double the rate a month ago.