In the days since Republicans halted their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, support for one of the law's central policies has grown in states where GOP opposition has stunted it for years.
The president is expected to sign legislation that undoes an Obama-era regulation about who can be drug tested. States will likely get more say over the matter, but not just yet.
States are increasingly investing in community health workers to improve their residents' health.
The disease was nearly eradicated around 2000 but has been on the rise since 2012. Health officials partially blame the opioid epidemic.