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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Axios Finish Line: Making friends

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COVID-19 dashboard

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New York advances constitutional amendment to protect abortion access

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Shawna Chen
Jul 2, 2022 - Health

Democrats raised $80M in a week after Supreme Court overturned Roe

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, joined by House Democrats and abortion rights advocates, speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2022. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Jul 1, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Axios Explains: Abortion

The abortion trigger laws that have gone into effect now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Abortion providers sue Oklahoma to challenge bans

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Abortion-rights activists protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the last day of their term on June 30. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

More kids got COVID shots in counties with active vaccinators: CDC

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Arielle Dreher
Jul 1, 2022 - Health

Documents reveal McKinsey's role increasing opioid sales until 2019

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Tina Reed
Jul 1, 2022 - Health

Consumers will soon get access to huge amounts of health care price data

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Indigenous tribes push back on calls to open abortion clinics on federal lands

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