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A hospital worker removing a plaque from Sac-Osage Hospital, which closed its doors in 2015. Orlin Wagner/AP

Rural America, already hurting, could be most harmed by Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare

Repeal and replacement of Obamacare would hurt rural health care, causing closure of hospitals and physician practices. What does this mean for a group of people whom Donald Trump has pledged to help?
The Capitol Building as seen in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
A nurses poses at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, Jan. 28, 2015. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Why the British love the National Health Service

International comparisons show that the UK's National Health Service outperforms other countries' health systems, including the US.
Rep. Tom Price as he arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 16, 2016. , in New York. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The potential costs of Tom Price as HHS secretary

Donald Trump's pick for head of Health and Human Services marks a sharp departure from the direction of HHS under President Obama. Here's a look at who might be affected by Tom Price's leadership.
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Why insurance companies control your medical care

Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
Smokers not only pay a lot of money for cigarettes but also for their health insurance. www.shutterstock.com

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
President Obama greets a crowd in Milwaukee in March to promote his signature health care law. Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS

What’s ailing the ACA: Insurers or Congress?

Aetna's cutback in the ACA marketplace has raised concerns about the health of the health care law. Here's why stories of its demise may be greatly exaggerated.
Donald Trump speaking via satellite to Republican National Convention. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump’s health care plan: not truly on point

Donald Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and allow insurers in one state to sell in another. Do his ideas hold up?
A man receives dental treatment at Care Harbor LA, a free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California, October 31, 2013. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The cavity in health insurance coverage: oral health

The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.
Hillary Clinton with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Scott Morgan/Reuters

Where do the 2016 candidates stand on contraception?

Democratic candidates support access to contraception, while candidates from the Republican Party favor policies that could severely restrict access to contraception.

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