Health & Human Services

States Making Long-Term Birth Control More Accessible

Medicaid pays for most unintended pregnancies, spurring even some of the most conservative states to make long-term contraception that's proven to be cheaper and more effective than the pill more accessible for doctors and patients.

9th Republican State Expands Medicaid

Pennsylvania got some of the conservative changes it asked for, but the plan approved by the federal government contains a number of departures.

States Where Government Aid Goes the Furthest

Two new studies question federal funding formulas for public assistance. Are some states getting shortchanged?

Feds to Try Tying Work Requirements to Food Stamps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to fund state pilot projects that combine food assistance and job training in an effort to find the best way to get people out of poverty.

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