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Truvada, one of the medications authorized for PrEP, recently went generic. PrEP is now required to be covered by insurance providers. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Mikkel and Kayla Kjelshus' daughter, Charlie, had a complication during delivery that caused her oxygen levels to drop and put her at risk for brain damage. Charlie needed seven days of neonatal intensive care, which resulted in a huge bill — $207,455 for the NICU alone — and confusion over which parent's insurer would cover the little girl's health costs. Christopher Smith for KHN hide caption

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center bought the hospital in Lebanon, Tenn., from Community Health Systems in 2019, but the latter is still suing former patients over unpaid medical bills. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens Of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Many Patients

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Campaign workers David Woodruff, left, and Jason White, right, deliver boxes of Medicaid expansion initiative signatures to the Missouri secretary of state's office in Jefferson City, Mo. on May 1, 2020. David A. Lieb/AP hide caption

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Home Health Aides, Who Help Elderly And Disabled People, Are In Short Supply

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Sharon Rivera adjusts flowers at daughter Victoria's grave at Calvary Cemetery in New York City in 2020. Her daughter, 21, died of a drug overdose in 2019. According to new CDC data, drug overdose deaths soared to more than 93,000 last year. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Jameson Rybak, son of Jim and Suzanne Rybak of Florence, S.C., struggled with opioid addiction and died of an overdose on June 9, 2020 — three months after he left a hospital ER because he feared he couldn't afford treatment. Gavin McIntyre/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Raul Gomez sells Mexican flags Tuesday before the U.S. and Mexico national teams face off in the CONCACAF Nations League finals at Mile High Stadium. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite hide caption

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Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

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How An Anti-Vice Crusader Sabotaged The Early Birth Control Movement

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Promotora Gladis Lopez engages community members on June 23 at the Crossroads Farmers Market located at the border of Takoma Park and Langley Park, an area of suburban Maryland with a large Latino population. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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Meet Maryland's Secret Weapon In The Battle To Close The Latino Vaccination Gap

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A Teton County emergency medical services volunteer outside the Benefis Teton Medical Center in Choteau, Mont. Aaron Bolton/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Rural Ambulance Services At Risk As Volunteers Age And Expenses Mount

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Many hospitals around the country, including Medstar Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., have started sharing their prices online in compliance with a recent federal rule. Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospitals Have Started Posting Their Prices Online. Here's What They Reveal

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