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Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.

HHS shells out more than $2 billion for HIV/AIDS care support

HHS shells out more than $2 billion for HIV/AIDS care support

The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the opioid crisis.

Senate clears path for Kavanaugh vote

Senate clears path for Kavanaugh vote

A week after the FBI began an additional investigation into sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate held a procedural vote to advance his nomination to the Supreme Court with one key undecided senator opposing. His final confirmation is down to the remaining swing votes.

GOP senators scrutinize CBO's new health insurance simulation model

GOP senators scrutinize CBO's new health insurance simulation model

In a letter that echoes the GOP tussle with the Congressional Budget Office in last year's Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort, Senate Republicans want the agency to test its new health coverage simulation model by re-estimating the Affordable Care Act's coverage numbers.

House passes opioids legislation

House passes opioids legislation

Congress wraps up work on its opioids legislation, touted as a key campaign-issue healthcare accomplishment ahead of November's midterm elections.

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