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The Senate's BCRA Bill: High Premiums, Huge Deductibles, AND Massive Medicaid Cuts

Republicans in Congress continue their attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the bill is moving through the Senate more slowly than Donald...

The Mysteries of the Microbiome: There's Still a Lot to Learn

While we have long known about the existence of microbes — the tiny bacteria, fungi and archaea that live all around, on and in us — our full...

Hurricanes, Floods, and Their Long-term Health Impacts

The wind and rain and flooding and destruction that happen during a hurricane are dangerous, and have obvious impacts on the health of people who...

Congress is Back, and Healthcare Should Be on the To-do List

Congress is back in session, and it has a full month ahead. They have to deal with hurricanes, raise the debt limit, fund the government, keep us...

Medicaid And The Opioid Epidemic: Correlation is not Causation

Recently, Ron Johnson (R) of Wisconsin launched an investigation into whether the Medicaid expansion that was part of Obamacare caused America's...

What Kind of Gun Laws Work? Guns and Public Health Part 4

Let’s be honest. The real controversy around the issue of guns is… what might we do about it? It’s the potential firearms policy changes that make...

The Bad Food Bible

Some of our most popular HCT episodes have been about food. Or, rather, they’ve been about the science and research behind food, and the...

Firearms and Suicide: Guns and Public Health Part 3

We continue our special look at guns and public health in the United States. This week, we're looking at how easily accessible firearms complicate...

CBO to Trump: Ending Cost Sharing Increases Deficit

This week, the Congressional Budget Office delivered a report on how Donald Trump's suggestion that the federal government may stop making cost...

Homicide and Firearms: Guns and Public Health Part 2

Let’s be clear. The biggest thing people worry about with guns in the US is homicide. There are lots of ways to look at the data, and most don’t...

The Trump Administration Has Many Options to Undermine Obamacare

While the Senate and the House haven't been very effective in passing repeal of Obamacare, the ACA's provisions are still at risk. There's a lot...

A Brief History of Guns in America: Guns and Public Health Part 1

Firearms have a long and unique history in the United States. They're controversial, and they have a huge impact on public health and safety. This...

Republicans Didn't Quite Repeal Obamacare...Yet

Last week, Republicans in the Senate didn't quite manage to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act. So, why exactly can't Mitch McConnell,...

Hay Fever and Allergies Can Lower Student Test Scores

Health issues can negatively affect people's lives in an astoundingly wide array of ways. Recent studies indicate that students who suffer from...