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Navigators help open the door to health coverage during open enrollment

You've gotten through the holidays – congratulations! The kids have new toys, the tree is at the curb, and we're in 2023. But that to-do list isn't completely finished. If you want to buy health ins...

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The No Surprises Act faces legal threats. Here’s why you should care

Nicki Pogue is a healthy person with good health insurance. She even ran a high-altitude race to celebrate her 50th birthday. When Nicki felt ill shortly after she did what any of us in her situation ...

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South Dakotans love their neighbors. That’s why they voted to make Medicaid accessible to more families 

South Dakotans proved that they love their neighbors on November 8, voting yes to pass Amendment D, allowing more of their family, friends and coworkers access to health care through Medicaid. Public ...

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In the fight for lower health care prices, where are hospitals?

When people need to see a doctor, the only thing on their minds should be getting the help they need, not worrying about how much a trip to the hospital might cost. Hospital pricing is out of control,...

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What the “Inflation Reduction Act” means for our health 

We did it! After over a year of emailing and calling and tweeting and persuading and writing and analyzing, congressional leaders finally listened to their constituents, and passed major legislation t...

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Time for Medicare to cover our entire body

You’ve worked your entire life – raising a family, paying taxes, doing all the things you were supposed to do. Now you’re retired and getting Medicare benefits that you spent decades paying into...

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Changing the world around you- Getting involved in LGBTQ Health with De’Shea Coney

To honor Pride Month, we sat down with De’Shea Coney, who works directly with the LGBTQ community in North Carolina on their unique and shared health needs, like finding medical professionals who wi...

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Putting people first in health care

A person goes to the doctor. She’s been having back pain for a few weeks, but put off seeking care because she has a high deductible and needs her next paycheck to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Th...

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A Tale of Two Cliffs

On April 6, millions of people checked a push notification on their phone and let out a huge sigh of relief: the student loan pause was just extended until August. For some, that meant not worrying ab...

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Changing the world around you – fighting for equity in birthing care with Dr. Twylla Dillion

Dr. Twylla Dillion is the executive director of HealthConnect One, a Chicago-based organization that helps new and expectant mothers and birthing people get connected to their community for support fr...

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