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Immunocompromised in a COVID-Weary World

An immunosuppressed physician explains what navigating her life – and her workplace – is like in this COVID-fatigued world.

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Health Care’s Climate Change Contradiction

We explore health care’s role in the climate crisis and what policies are needed to shrink its carbon footprint.

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A New Era in the Fight Over Medicaid Premiums

The impact of charging people to use Medicaid and how phasing out premiums could threaten one state’s Medicaid expansion.

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Presenting Sick: Screaming in the Shower

An episode of Side Effects Public Media’s “Sick” podcast exploring health care at one women’s prison in Indiana.

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Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Peter Lee on Obamacare, Covered California and Where We Go Next With Health Care

The head of California’s Obamacare exchange reflects on a decade of running one of the most successful parts of the ACA.

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The FDA Super Bowl

We break down the controversial FDA user fee process and the legislative bonanza it kicks off every five years.

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Off Script: One Pharmacist’s COVID Woes and Wins

A pharmacist and co-owner of an independent pharmacy in Iowa shares what life is like nearly two years into the pandemic.

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Answering the Call, Part 1: America’s New Mental Health Crisis Line

A new nationwide crisis line launches in July 2022. Will it be ready to meet America’s mental health needs?

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Harm Reduction’s Road From Fringe to Federal Drug Policy

How a once taboo strategy to keep drug users safe has become more mainstream and what that could mean for our overdose crisis.

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