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Mississippi Reluctant To Expand Medicaid Eligibility

Dominated by Republican lawmakers, Mississippi nevertheless has moved forward aggressively to implement a key part of the law: health insurance exchanges. Reacting to last week's Supreme Court's decision, Mississippi officials say they may not expand Medicaid to cover more poor residents, even though the federal government is offering to pay most of the cost.
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Sales Tax In Health Law Targets Medical Devices

Some industries stand to benefit now that the health care law has been upheld by the Supreme Court. For makers of medical devices, the ruling means frustration because a sales tax on their equipment stays in place.
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Obamacare, Romneycare And The Politics In Between

Since the Supreme Court's ruling that essentially the Affordable Care Act, it's been hard to separate substance from rhetoric. The 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court is now front and center in the presidential campaign. Host David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether it's likely to remain a defining issue in the weeks and months ahead.
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Defeated Democrats Find 'Vindication In Spades' In High Court's Health Care Ruling

A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they say they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?

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Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA

The compounds in the street drug known as "bath salts" aren't necessarily illegal, and they're constantly changing — allowing drug makers to stay one step ahead of law enforcement. So the Drug Enforcement Agency decided to make its own bath salts to better understand the drug.
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GOP Rolls Out Campaign To Repeal Health Care

Facing an unexpected ruling validating the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress promised to redouble efforts to repeal it, starting with another vote in the House early next month. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Welna to explain the battle ahead.
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Opponents Of Secondary Provisions In Health Care Law Look To Lower Courts

When the Supreme Court upheld the central tenet of President Obama's health care law, it meant that lower-court fights over contraceptive coverage and other parts of the sweeping legislation can move forward.
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Fast Tests Are Latest Weapons Against Infections

Tests that take hours instead of days can help doctors make a better diagnosis of infectious diseases. The results can help them decide which antibiotic to use, and which one to keep in reserve.

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