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The Affordable Care Act Three Years In: What’s Working And What’s Not

The number of health insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges is dwindling. And many of the insurance plans available under the law exclude more doctors and hospitals than do employer plans. The Affordable Care Act three years in: what’s working and what’s not.

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CDC Waits For Congress To Approve Emergency Funds To Combat Zika

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a deal to provide more than $1 billion to battle Zika. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
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Supreme Court Sends Latest Obamacare Case Back To Lower Court

With a vacancy, Supreme Court justices are looking for ways to avoid tie votes on key issues. On Monday, the justices sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court — saying compromise seemed feasible.
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Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

Mosquito season is just getting underway in the U.S., and some areas have the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. Pregnant women in places like Florida and Texas are at greatest risk.
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Hollywood Jet Gives Fearful Fliers The Courage To Soar

A small group boards a 727 jet parked on a studio sound stage in Southern California. The airplane cabin is normally used for filming movies — but these "passengers" have real-world fears.
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How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A 'Choice'

The $10 billion Veterans Choice program was supposed to cut down on wait times and let veterans see private doctors, but less than two years later, the faltering program needs an overhaul.
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Supreme Court Sends Obamacare Contraception Case Back To Lower Courts

The Supreme Court Monday punted on the constitutional merits of a religious freedom challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The court said it was feasible to satisfy religious groups and women seeking contraception and sent the case back to the lower courts.
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Doctors In Boston Perform World's Third Penis Transplant

Boston doctors have performed the world's third penis transplant. Of the two previous ones, one has been successful and one did not work. But with more veterans having blast injuries to the groin, doctors say it's important to work on this kind of procedure.
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As Supreme Court Sends Back Birth Control Case, Both Sides Claim Victory

The Supreme Court gave lower courts additional instructions to try and reach an accommodation on balancing religious rights and no-cost access to contraception.
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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

If 2015 was the year of the period, 2016 may be the year when women have to pay less for sanitary supplies, or even get them for free. Some state, local and federal legislators are pushing for change.

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