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The Next Chapter in Democratizing America’s Health Data

We talk with Micky Tripathi, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, about the push to give patients more access to their health care data.

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The Push to End Cancer Screening Purgatory

Initial screenings for breast, lung and cervical cancer are free, but expensive secondary tests can leave patients in screening purgatory.

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California Bets Big on Housing in Medicaid

We trace the origins, early results and challenges of California’s ambitious new Medicaid initiative to pay for some non-medical services like connecting people to housing.

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Presenting The Nocturnists: Hello Shame

The first episode of a new series from The Nocturnists podcast about shame in medicine.

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The Race to Prepare for Medicare’s New Drug Pricing Powers

Congress gave Medicare historic new powers to lower drug prices, but lawsuits, loopholes and opposition from the drug industry could undermine them.

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Abortion Funds’ Growing Role Post-Roe

Independent abortion funds have been flooded with donations post-Roe. How do these funds work and what role will they play in a post-Roe world?

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BONUS: Talking 988 with The Takeaway

We share a segment from the public radio show The Takeaway featuring Dan Gorenstein talking about 988.

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Answering the Call, Part 3: America’s New Crisis Line Goes Live

In Part 3 of our special series, we hear from individuals working in their communities to prepare for the launch of 988.

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Answering the Call

Answering the Call A SPECIAL SERIES ON AMERICA’S NEW MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE Photo by Norah Tahiri About the Series In October 2020, Congress decided to convert the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline into an easy-to-remember 3-digit hotline — 988. Mental health advocates see the launch of this new number as a rare opportunity to…

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Good Intentions Gone Awry

Why has a little-known program designed to help hospitals and clinics that serve low-income people become so controversial?

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