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The number of claims filed for medical and family planning services in the new state-run Texas Women's Health Program has dropped since the state ousted Planned Parenthood from it and set up its own program without federal financing, according to figures from the Health & Human Services Commission.

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During our five-day program, we will tackle topics ranging from the country’s historic health care expansion to health and homelessness.

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Diabetes-related deaths have reached an all-time high in New York City, and communities of color are being hit the hardest.

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The Affordable Care Act is stirring up confusion and anger among the patients who visit a Los Angeles clinic dedicated to serving urban-based Native Americans. That's because President Barack Obama's reform has raised a painful question: which tribes get free health care and which have to pay?

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A new report finds a 10 percent drop in those getting insurance from their employer over the past decade. Many are asking whether the Affordable Care Act will reverse or accelerate that trend.

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Aware that her children were ineligible for the state's health care program, Irina Flores-Montalban, 38, found herself facing a painful dilemma: choosing which of them to insure.

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While the news about her return to work was celebratory for all, Robin Roberts talked about some of the expected and probably didn't realize she also disclosed unexpected information.

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These are the dog days of summer, right? So snuggle up to your air conditioner and check out these recent great health reads.

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Obamacare will intensify the doctor shortage, blood supplies low, babesiosis spreading and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The patients call it simply “the clinic.”  It’s where they go to get their kids’ shots for school.  It’s where they get check-ups and medication for their high blood pressure. It’s where they get advice on finding jobs or apartments....

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