Alison Kodjak Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak is a health policy correspondent on NPR's Science Desk.
Alison Kodjak, photographed for NPR, 17 January 2019, in Washington DC.
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After GOP Health Bill Failure, What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to rally Republican lawmakers to vote for the American Health Care Act. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

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House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

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Tax Credits, Penalties And Age Rating: Parsing The GOP Health Bill

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Gilead Sciences Inc. makes the two leading drugs that can quickly cure hepatitis C infections. But most patients can't afford the expensive drugs, and states restrict their use among Medicaid patients. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Should The U.S. Government Buy A Drug Company To Save Money?

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is promoting a campaign to get the National Institutes of Health to exercise the patent rights it already owns in regards to certain drugs to bring down their price. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define "insurance." Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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House Committees Begin Debate On Republican Health Care Bill

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Republican Plan To Replace The Affordable Care Act Sparks Debate

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House Republicans Release Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill

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