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Supreme Court To Consider Rollback Of Abortion Rights

The bench says it will take up Mississippi's bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion.

 | Simon Kaufman

Packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store.

FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

The proposed ban also applies to flavored cigars. The agency hopes to implement the plan within the next year.

 | Austin Kim

Dr. Fauci: More Challenges For Vaccines Ahead In The Next 100 Days

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Newsy, "If you really want to be free of the constraints, get vaccinated."

 | Kellan Howell

A sign outside a covid-19 vaccine clinic in Arlington County, Va. alerts patients they will not be able to get J&J's vaccine

Vaccine Sites Scramble To Pause Use Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and FDA are investigating a possible link between the J&J vaccine and a dangerous blood clotting condition.

 | Kellan Howell and Stephanie Liebergen

COVID Vaccine Barriers Impacting Black Americans

COVID vaccine hesitancy drops among Black Americans, but distance to health care facilities, drug stores still a problem.

 | CNN

Caleb Chung receives the first dose of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine or placebo as a trial participant

Pfizer Seeking FDA Approval For Vaccinating Children 12-15

Last week, Pfizer said late-stage clinical trials showed the vaccine was safe and 100% effective for children in that age bracket.

 | Jay Strubberg

Supplies in Strategic National Stockpile warehouse

How COVID-19 Revamped The U.S. Strategic National Stockpile

A year into the pandemic, the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile has ramped up its readiness to respond to the coronavirus and future threats.

 | Kellan Howell

Protesters outside U.S. Supreme Court, 2019

Legislation Targets Decades-Old Abortion Rule Banning Federal Funding

Progressives on Capitol Hill are one step closer to getting rid of the Hyde Amendment banning federal funding of most abortions.

 | Amber Strong

Biden Administration Facing Growing Calls To Share Vaccines Globally

The U.S. may soon have a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines and experts say America should do more to share doses with other countries.

 | Kellan Howell

President Joe Biden

President Biden Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period

The special enrollment period, which began last month, is for people who lost their job and need coverage.

 | Johannah Grenaway

An empty hospital bed.

Pandemic Aid Package Makes Health Insurance More Affordable For Some

The American Rescue Plan Act will spend $34 billion to help Americans buy insurance through 2022.


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fauci Reflects on Year Spent Leading Fight Against COVID-19

Fauci has urged people not to relax on COVID protocols until more people are vaccinated.

 | Robin Dich

Abortion rights demonstrators

The New Abortion Battle

Many Democrats are looking to reverse some Trump administration abortion policies, but anti-abortion rights groups have found a new champion.

 | Amber Strong

Health care workers prepare to inoculate a driver at a COVID-19 testing site.

Measure Would Help Fund Technology To Track Virus Mutations

House bill would provide $1.7 billion for genomic sequencing to explore DNA of mutations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Affordable Care Act registration page

Biden Administration Amps Up Obamacare Registration Efforts

Open enrollment for "Obamacare" will last until May, giving people twice as long to sign up for the health insurance benefits.

 | Antoinette Miller

President Joe Biden

White House To Eliminate Medicaid Work Requirements

President Biden signed an executive order aimed at removing barriers to getting Medicaid coverage.

 | Scripps News Staff

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in Madison, Wis.

Wis. Gov. Issues Another Mask Mandate After First One Appealed

Republican state Sen. Steve Nass accused Evers of being a lawless governor.

 | Robin Dich

An illustration of President Biden's health care plans

Inside President Biden's Plan To Shore Up The Affordable Care Act

President Biden plans to build on the Affordable Care Act after his predecessor spent four years trying to repeal it.

 | Shira Tarlo

Nurse tends to COVID patient

Nurse To Be Selected As Acting Surgeon General

Susan Orsega is a nurse and officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Biden speaks

Incoming Biden Administration Seeks Universal Health Coverage

A moderate stance on health care helped cement Joe Biden's nomination in 2020. How will his administration reach its goal of universal coverage?

 | Kellan Howell

Health workers don protective equipment

States Run Up Against Deadline To Spend COVID Aid

The relief package President Trump opposes includes a year-long extension of the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

 | Patrick Terpstra

A second COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the U.S.

FDA Authorizes Second COVID-19 Vaccine After Moderna Review

The emergency use authorization of the Moderna vaccine allows millions of additional doses to be distributed across the U.S.

 | Alex Arger

Hospitals Attacked With Ransomware Amid Vaccine Distribution

Recent cyberattacks on hospitals have slowed medical procedures, from COVID testing to radiation treatments.

 | Sasha Ingber

The Pfizer vaccine could help vaccinate all nursing home residents by Christmas.

Azar Says All Nursing Home Patients Vaccinated By Christmas

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CBS feds are working with CVS, Walgreens on nursing home vaccination efforts.

 | Alex Arger

Masked workers prepare coolers of the COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped from Michigan.

First COVID-19 Vaccines Leave Pfizer Plant

Vials are expected to arrive in all 50 states from a Pfizer plant on Monday, and a larger shipment will arrive Tuesday.

 | Alex Arger

Health worker holds syringe of vaccine candidate

Gottlieb: WH Had Pfizer Data, Still Declined To Buy More Vaccine Doses

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who sits on Pfizer's board, says the early data on the company's vaccine was out before the latest rejection.

 | James Packard

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a Covid-19 vaccine record card November 13 in Washington, DC.

Worried About Forgetting Your Vaccine? A Reminder Card Is Coming

The card will list information on vaccine shots and who administers them.

 | Alex Arger

Dr. Anthony Fauci commented on the recent surge and said more are likely coming.

Fauci: Holiday Travel Likely to Fuel More Surges

Fauci says restrictions will likely need to remain in place as Christmas travel spreads virus and keeps pressure on overworked health care system.

 | Alex Arger

What If The US Funded Public Health Like National Security?

Rethinking Public Health Funding When A Pandemic Is Our Biggest Threat

Newsy's Datalogue series explores bolstering public health systems with larger budgets to arm the country with stronger pandemic preparedness.

 | Cody LaGrow

President Trump displays an executive order on health care signed in September.

President Trump Announces Medicare Requirements to Lower Drug Costs

One rule requires Medicare to compare U.S. drug prices with prices in other developed countries.

 | Robin Dich