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HIV preventive care is supposed to be free in the US. So, why are some patients still paying?

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill shown to prevent...

In rural America, twisting arms to take a COVID vaccine first takes trust

Lee Wright was hard at work, constructing a nail salon near the city’s abandoned hospital, when Jody Johnson stopped by to introduce himself on a recent afternoon.

The ACA Marketplace is open again for insurance sign-ups. Here’s what you need to know

This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. By Michelle Andrews For people who’ve been without health insurance during the pandemic,...

Many health plans now must cover full cost of expensive HIV prevention drugs

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News LAS VEGAS — Ted Howard started taking Truvada a few years ago because he wanted to protect himself against...

Reopening in the COVID Era: How to adapt to a new normal

SAN FRANCISCO — As many states begin to reopen — most without meeting the thresholds recommended by the White House — a new level of COVID-19 risk analysis begins for Americans.

Georgia sheriff’s deputy sues over lack Of transgender insurance coverage

A sheriff’s deputy in Perry, Ga., filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against the county where she works over its refusal to allow her health insurance plan to cover her gender-affirmation surgery.

Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment

By Michelle Andrews CHICAGO — Three years ago, Corey Walsh, who was in a relationship with a man who was HIV-positive, got a prescription for...

AMA abortion lawsuit puts doctors in the thick of debate

  By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News PIERRE, N.D. — The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota to block two abortion-related laws, the latest signal...

Legal weed’s a growing danger to dogs, so keep your canine out of your cannabis

By Laura Klivans, KQED SAN FRANCISCO — It all started on a Tuesday night, when I came home from work to an unmistakable absence. My...

Trump Administration rule would undo healthcare protections for LGBTQ patients

By Emmarie Huetteman Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients...

What the possible end of abortions in Missouri means for neighboring states

By Lauren Weber ST. LOUIS — As the last abortion clinic in Missouri warned that it will have to stop providing the procedure as soon...

‘Stonewall Generation’ confronts old age, sickness — and discrimination

By JoNel Aleccia and Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — Two years ago, nursing professor Kim Acquaviva asked a group of home care nurses whether...

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

By Lauren Weber JOPLIN, Mo. — When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she...

‘Heartbeat bills’ give state lawmakers pause on anti-abortion tactics

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio NASHVILLE — In anticipation of a new anti-abortion tilt on the Supreme Court bench, some states are moving to...

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