Why it matters: The U.S. faces a range of health care flashpoints — unaffordable drugs, opioids, vaping — as we debate whether to adopt universal care. For now, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, but Republicans want to issue it a final death blow.

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Newsom signs another slate of abortion protections into law

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the United Nations Climate Action: Race to Zero and Resilience Forum in New York on Sept. 21, 2022. Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Shawna Chen
6 hours ago - Health

Biden lauds drop in Medicare monthly premiums

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President Biden speaks at a meeting at the White House on Sept. 26, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images)
Oriana Gonzalez
10 hours ago - Health

Study finds gaps in reporting harms from U.S. cancer screenings

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Biden revives the nutrition summit — but don't expect as much this time

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Peter Sullivan
13 hours ago - Health

Congress moves forward with "clean" deal to fund FDA

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SCOTUS' latest health care tempest

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Erica Pandey
23 hours ago - Health

Axios Finish Line: Spreading kindness

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Providers hit Biden admin with new surprise billing court challenge

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Tina Reed
Sep 26, 2022 - Health

Women were more likely to overdose during COVID pandemic

Jacob Knutson
Sep 26, 2022 - Health

Canada to drop all COVID-19 travel and border restrictions

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People waiting for flights in the Toronto Pearson International Airport in July 2022. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images