Health & Human Services

In One State, Women Can Soon Get Birth Control Without Ever Seeing a Doctor

California will be the first U.S. state where pharmacists can prescribe birth control. Will others follow?

Courts Are Keeping Assisted Suicide Laws Alive

Supporters of "aid-in-dying" have had little success in state legislatures, so they're turning to the courts for help.

States Rethink Asset Tests for People on Food Stamps

In the last few years, most states have stopped taking assets like retirement and education savings into account when deciding whether people qualify for aid.

In Fight for Price Transparency, Drugmakers Are Winning

Struggling to afford new lifesaving drugs for low-income patients, states are trying to force manufacturers to reveal their costs and profits.

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