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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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Tina Reed
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Inflation hikes causing delayed care for minorities: poll

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Caitlin Owens
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Why generic drugmakers oppose Dems' drug pricing bill

Round pill with an angry emoji face.
Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios
Herb Scribner
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - Health

'Not her body, not her choice': Indiana legislature passes near-total abortion ban

Abortion rights protesters march outside the Indiana State Capitol building.
Abortion rights protesters march outside the Indiana State Capitol building. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Updated Aug 6, 2022 - Health

Florida medical board looks to block gender-affirming treatments for minors

Illustration of a red circle, with the state of Florida forming a bar across it, with the transgender pride flag underneath.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

CDC: Limit sexual partners to avoid monkeypox

DC residents lined up at a monkeypox vaccination clinics on Aug. 5, 2022. Picture: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

Jury rules pharmacist who denied patient morning after pill did not discriminate

Plan-B, emergency contraceptive, and Take Action, another version of the contraceptive.
Plan-B, emergency contraceptive, and Take Action, another form of contraceptive. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

U.K. officials say monkeypox cases beginning to level off

A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine is seen on July 23, 2022, in London, England. Picture: by Hollie Adams/Getty Images
Julia Shapero
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

FDA considers "dose-sparing" to increase availability of Monkeypox vaccine

A vial of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Biden tests positive for COVID for seventh day

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Aug. 5, 2022. Photo: Evan Vucci/Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

What you need to know about the monkeypox vaccine

Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional.
Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional. Photo: James Carbone/Newsday RM via Getty Images