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On top of financial stressors caused by the pandemic, public health has become a partisan issue. What are the implications of injecting politics into public health responses?


San Antonio hospitals are filling up, and Mayor Ron Nirenberg said the city is within a week of reaching full capacity.


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One in four adults in the U.S. is living with a disability. That's 61 million Americans for whom everyday obstacles are exacerbated due to the outbreak, as COVID-19 shines a light on existing issues and poses new pandemic-related threats for people with disabilities.


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Researchers at the Tampa veterans' hospital are training computers to diagnose cancer. It's one example of how the Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding artificial intelligence development.


Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disability around the world. Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome every year in the U.S., but much about the disorder is still unknown or misunderstood.


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A baby needs an average of 6-12 diapers daily and one in three mothers in the U.S. do not have an adequate supply. What's causing this gap? How does a lack of access to diapers affect health outcomes?


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Millions of people gained healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but the law has faced a litany of challenges since its inception. What is the current legal standing of the ACA? Why has healthcare become a partisan issue?


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Four in 10 insured American adults say they have dealt with an unexpected medical bill.

Many were shocked to find out they owed thousands of dollars after receiving care at a facility or from a provider they assumed was in-network.

 


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The VA Mission Act hopes to improve upon the Choice program, which ran over budget and didn't do much to reduce wait times for many veterans.

 

As often as she can, Judi Robinson raises an American flag outside her rambler-style house in Long Beach, Cal. She doesn't keep it up overnight, and she's careful about storage and handling of the national emblem.

"I'm a real stickler for flag etiquette," she said as she unfurled the stars and stripes. "I was a Girl Scout, I was a Marine, and now I'm a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution."

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Tuesday at noon on "The Source" — A recent Trump administration proposal would eliminate secretly negotiated rebates between drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers – a major shift that could affect prescription drug pricing for Medicare and Medicaid. 


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