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Study: Fewer Heart Deaths Tied To ACA’s Medicaid Expansion

Deborah Dion and protesters gather in the office of Florida State Rep. Manny Diaz as they protest his stance against Medicaid expansion September 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Florida remains among just 14 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid under 2013 Getty Images The expansion of Medicaid benefits has been linked to “lower cardiovascular mortality in… Read More »

Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the craving for opioids and reduces the chance of a fatal overdose. That’s according to… Read More »