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How The Health Law Could Survive Without A Mandate

Among the questions the Supreme Court is considering about the 2010 health care law is whether requiring most Americans to have health insurance is constitutional. Some health policy analysts say the rest of the law could survive without what most consider its key provision.
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Suicide Rates In Montgomery County Below Average

It's not only the usual list of things for a county to be proud of, but Montgomery County has the distinction of having an especially low suicide rate compared to the national average, though awareness could improve.


Answers To Your Questions About The Health Care Overhaul Law

The health care overhaul law that President Obama championed and Republicans rejected turns two on Friday. Ahead of the big day, we asked for questions from our audiences online and on air. NPR's health policy correspondent Julie Rovner has the answers.


How Health Care Ruling Could Shift The GOP Debate

In the lead-up to next week's Supreme Court arguments on the health care act, Republicans have been energized by their desire to see the law repealed. But if the Supreme Court strikes it down, the ruling could complicate the GOP race.


As Health Care And Politics Collide At Home, Obama Heads Abroad

As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of his signature domestic policy achievement next week, President Obama will be keeping his distance from the events in Washington. But GOP candidates competing for Obama's job are expected to be paying close attention.


What Your Gynecologist Doesn't Know About Your Sex Life, But Really Should

Most gynecologists don't ask patients about their sexual orientation or if they're having sexual problems, a new study finds. That makes it hard for women to get appropriate medical care, the researchers say.


Bloomberg And Allen Boost Their Health Giving

New York Mayor, media magnate and public health zealot Michael Bloomberg said he will give $220 million to fight smoking in the developing world. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $300 million for brain research.