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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

December 11, 2017 4:04 am

By Nina Martin for NPR On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black…

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Multiple States Are Suing to Challenge Trump’s Cut to Healthcare Subsidies

October 13, 2017 4:36 pm

Several states are banding together to file a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to kill off subsidies crucial to Obamacare, which help decrease medical expenses for millions around the country. Unable to wheedle Congress into repealing the Affordable Care…

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Enrolling in Obamacare? You will have half the time to do it this year

October 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Open enrollment for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 1, but consumers will have half as long to enroll as they’ve had in previous years. And that, combined with other recent changes to the ACA, also known…

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9 ways Trump is undercutting Obamacare without Congress

October 12, 2017 4:33 pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at expanding the availability of health plans that skirt Obamacare’s robust coverage requirements – a move that may make coverage more affordable for healthy people while also threatening to destabilize the…

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As ACA enrollment nears, administration keeps cutting federal support of the law

October 5, 2017 4:33 pm

For months, officials in Republican-controlled Iowa had sought federal permission to revitalize their ailing health-insurance marketplace. Then President Trump read about the request in a newspaper story and called the federal director weighing the application. Trump’s message in late August…