Viewpoints: Lawmakers Need To Pass Laws To End All Vaccine Exemptions; Lessons On The Decreasing Birth Rate In The U.S.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others.

The Wall Street Journal:
No Religious Exemptions From Vaccines 
Failing to vaccinate your child a…

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Different Takes: Roe Vs. Wade Isn’t A Decision For The Court To Overturn; Alabama Abortion Ban Protects All Babies, All Life

Opinion writers express views about the anti-abortion laws being passed in the nation and the future of Roe vs. Wade.

Los Angeles Times:
Some Court Decisions Deserve To Be …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Bye-Bye, ACA, And Hello ‘Medicare-For-All’?

Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Erin Mershon of Stat News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest in news about the Trump administration’s effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, a historic hearing on “Medicare-for-all” and the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling that the state constitution protects a woman’s right to abortion. Also, Rovner interviews KHN’s Carmen Heredia Rodriguez about the latest “Bill of the Month” feature.

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

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Purdue Pharma Edits Public Service Ad In Washington Post

Did OxyContin maker admit opioids can be dangerous even when patients take them as prescribed — then walk it back?

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Live from Aspen!

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times report from the Spotlight Health portion of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. They’re joined by Democratic Govs. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Steve Bullock of Montana.

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Postcard From D.C. Courthouse: Medicaid Work Requirements And Manafort

Oral arguments are heard in a legal challenge regarding the state of Kentucky’s requirement that adults who gained Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion prove that they work or volunteer in order to get health coverage.

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Anthony Bourdain Offered a Refreshing Look at Religion and Faith – World Religion News

Anthony Bourdain was never known for subtlety. It was part of his charm. His unabashed opinions gave his fans a no-nonsense guide to travel and cuisine. But he never preached about religion. What made him impose a gag rule on himself?

Bourdain was raised non-religious. Although his mom was Jewish and his father was Catholic, religion was never forced upon him. He would casually mention on his television show that he did not believe in religion.

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Perspectives: Hurricane Maria Tragedy In Puerto Rico Is Trump’s Katrina; FEMA’s Role Is Only Supportive

Opinion writers focus on the government’s response to the devastating health situation in Puerto Rico.

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Watch: Beyond Puerto Rico’s Grim Statistics, Stories Of Lives And Deaths

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Varney reports from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating Sept. 20 hurricane.

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