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Shutdown could affect NIH, CDC, community health centers and HIV/AIDS programs, but Medicare and Medicaid payments won’t stop immediately.
Who should get flu, COVID and RSV vaccines—and when?
More than 8 million Americans are losing Medicaid coverage, but help is available.
Short-term insurance plans often offer very limited coverage and do not follow ACA rules. People mistake the low premiums for a good deal.
Cohen, an internal medicine physician, will lead the nation’s public health agency.
New agreement ensures coverage of prevention services for now, a move applauded by patient groups for those with cancer, HIV and more.
Countless Americans are unjustly being forced to pay out-of-pocket or, faced with that prospect, forgoing needed medical help.
Record enrollment brought more consumers into the market while many insurers began offering smaller networks of doctors and hospitals.
Judge’s ruling could limit access to free HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, cancer screenings and more.
This ruling will affect millions and erect barriers to care, say patient advocacy groups representing those with cancer, HIV and more.
The Texas ruling builds on a case in which a plaintiff objected, on religious grounds, to providing free HIV prevention PrEP to employees.
People without insurance will need to either pay full price, seek free or low-cost vaccines from community clinics or go without.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
The ruling centered on PrEP as HIV prevention but could apply to cancer screenings and other services and drugs.
A federal lawsuit heard last month could upend or even eliminate the preventive care requirement in the law, known as Obamacare or the ACA.
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