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White House Announces Program To Distribute Free HIV-Prevention Medication

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A police forensic officer walks by a sign for London Bridge after a fatal stabbing incident on Friday. Two people were killed and three remain in the hospital as of early Saturday morning local time, according to police. Authorities have called the stabbing a terror attack. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

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Sandra King Young runs Medicaid in American Samoa, a U.S. territory that faces dramatic funding cuts to islanders' health care unless Congress acts. "This is the United States' shame in the islands," she says. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

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Open Enrollment For 2020 Obamacare Has Begun

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One rule announced by the Trump administration Friday puts pressure on hospitals to reveal what they charge insurers for procedures and services. Critics say the penalty for not following the rule isn't stiff enough to be a an effective deterrent. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

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HHS Sues Drugmaker Gilead Over PrEP Patent Infringement

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Federal Judge Throws Out 'Conscience Rights' Rule For Health Care Workers

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Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, was a major driver of the rule struck down Wednesday. A federal judge found the rule issued earlier this year — making it easier for health care workers to refuse care for religious reasons — to be an overreach by the department. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Plans To Roll Back Anti-Discrimination Rules Tied To HHS Funding

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Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin overdose. A new report estimates some $60 billion was spent on health care related to opioid addiction in 2018. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just 1 Year

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President Trump talked to seniors about health care in central Florida in early October. "We eliminated Obamacare's horrible, horrible, very expensive and very unfair, unpopular individual mandate," Trump told the crowd. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Is Trying Hard To Thwart Obamacare. How's That Going?

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The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. Azar, was argued in July in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Robert Henneke, representing the plaintiffs, spoke outside the courthouse on July 9. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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