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Opinion: Why new free Covid-19 tests are important |  CNN

Opinion: Why new free Covid-19 tests are important | CNN

Editor’s note: Dr. Megan Ranney is associate dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health and professor of emergency medicine at the university’s Warren Alpert Medical School. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — On Thursday, President Joe Biden announcement that the United States Postal Service …

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Opinion: I almost died last year from an entirely preventable medical condition |  CNN

Opinion: I almost died last year from an entirely preventable medical condition | CNN

Editor’s note: Alice Paul Tapper, 15, is a sophomore in Washington, DC. She is the daughter of CNN’s Jake Tapper. The opinions expressed in this comment are his own. See more opinions on CNN. CNN — I almost died around Thanksgiving last year, and it was completely preventable. It started on a weekend in November …

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OPINION: Beneficial health care laws the next Congress may (actually) pass

OPINION: Beneficial health care laws the next Congress may (actually) pass

Why does The Fulcrum feature regular columns on health care in America? US healthcare spending grew 9.7% in 2020, reaching $4.1 trillion, or 19.7% of gross domestic product. In the long term, this is clearly unsustainable. If The Fulcrum is to fulfill our mission as a place for informed discussions about fixing our democracy, we …

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NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, 'rookie' Adams on the ropes

NYC crime and mental health crises have Hochul, ‘rookie’ Adams on the ropes

Elections have consequences, but some of those consequences can have a strange and intriguing afterlife. Take the results of a new poll from Siena on Governor Hochul. She won her election last month by a relatively narrow margin of just under six points, but now trails her defeated Republican opponent in a favor contest. According …

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Opinion: Medical debt is cheaper and easier to forgive than student loan debt

Opinion: Medical debt is cheaper and easier to forgive than student loan debt

What if you had to choose between paying for your groceries or paying your medical bills? What if 80 million Americans were in the same boat? What if that choice could disappear for pennies on the dollar? The statistics are staggering. In March 2022, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 4 in 10 adults currently …

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Shortages of infant formula and children's medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Shortages of infant formula and children’s medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Do we care about children in America? Will the president? This is a question that people across the country should seriously ask themselves. The country has been struggling with a shortage of infant formula for nearly a year. What kind of society allows this to continue in the shadows? How is this not a hot …

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