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Growth outpaced new enrollment from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. bymuratdeniz/E+via Getty Images

Medicaid enrollment soared by 25% during the COVID-19 pandemic – but a big decline could happen soon

Pandemic-related policies made it easier for states to afford to cover more people and made that coverage more stable for millions of Americans who rely on the program for health care.
PrEP is almost 100% effective in preventing HIV infection when taken as directed. The Times/Gallo Images via Getty Images Editorial

Free preventive care under the ACA is under threat again – a ruling exempting PrEP from insurance coverage may extend nationwide and to other health services

Judge Reed O'Connor ruled in a case that coverage for HIV prevention medicine PrEP violated the religious freedom of the plaintiffs. It is unclear whether the order will extend nationwide.
Assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization can help expand families, but regulations aren’t consistent across states. moodboard/Image Source via Getty Images

Fertility treatment use is on the rise – new legislation could increase protections for donors and families in an industry shrouded in secrecy

A pending bill in Colorado would disclose donor information to children and their parents and set limits on how many families can use a single individual’s egg or sperm.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it easier for patients to receive preventive care. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Digital Vision via Getty Images

The next attack on the Affordable Care Act may cost you free preventive health care

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many preventive health services, including cancer screenings and vaccines, to be free of charge. But legal challenges may lead to costly repercussions for patients.
Do the benefits of approving a drug before confirming it works outweigh the potential costs? monkeybusinessimages/iStock via Getty Images Plus

The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA approved Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab despite minimal evidence of its efficacy. Whether this decision ultimately hurts or helps patients depends on data researchers don’t yet have.
Young children pass the time in their riverside shanty town on the banks of the heavily-polluted Ciliwung River. (Dewi Putra/Shutterstock)

What can Indonesia learn from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic?

COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia’s positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.

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