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Religiously affiliated groups are now receiving millions in federal funds—but doing little to prevent STIs.

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California Just Became the First State to Require Public Colleges to Provide Abortions

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As STI Rates Soar, Trump Is Funding Clinics That Don't Believe in Condoms

Religiously affiliated groups are now receiving millions in federal funds—but doing little to prevent STIs.

Americans Spend Too Much on Healthcare, Then 25 Percent Goes to Waste

One cool trick could eliminate record-smashing medical expenditures lost to administrative inefficiency, price hikes, and overtreatment: Nationalize coverage!

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Reducing insurance premiums for employees who engage in "healthy" behaviors benefits few people in practice. The Trump administration is letting states do it anyway.

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