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 Explains: Abortion

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California enacts bill to "shield" abortion providers and patients from state bans

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Post-Roe legal turmoil hits hardest for blue cities in red America

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Axios Explains: Abortion

U.S. joins only 3 other countries that have rolled back abortion rights since 1994

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Protests break out across U.S. after Roe v. Wade is struck down

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Fall of Roe will have immediate economic ramifications, experts say

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