Pregnancy after 35 is more common. Is U.S. health care keeping up?

Sara Toups read countless stories about people who discovered problems later in their pregnancy who, because of abortion bans, couldnt access medical care. She feared that if she discovered any complications, no doctor in Louisiana would be able to help her.

This article was published in partnership with The 19th, a newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. Sara Toups thought it was early signs of menopause. Her breasts were sore, her belly bloated with discomfort. She started to wonder if she had missed her period. Shouldnt she have gotten it weeks ago? Toups was 44 … Read more

The High Toll of US Abortion Bans: Nearly One in Five Patients Now Traveling Out of State for Abortion Care

The High Toll of US Abortion Bans: Nearly One in Five Patients Now Traveling Out of State for Abortion Care

All people deserve access to quality health careincluding abortion servicesin or near their communities. However, fewer and fewer Americans are able to get abortion care in their own state. According to the latest data from the Guttmacher Institutes Monthly Abortion Provision Study, the proportion of patients traveling to other states to obtain abortion care has … Read more

Republican debate highlights: Candidates clash over Trump, China and Israel-Hamas

Republican debate highlights: Candidates clash over Trump, China and Israel-Hamas

Ramaswamy appears to have cribbed a line from Barack Obama again. In the debate, he said, We dont have a health care system in this country; we have a sick care system. Thats very similar to a lineObama likedto use during his presidency as he promoted the Affordable Care Act, though Obama might have borrowed … Read more

Ranking Member Cassidy Requests Information from Stakeholders on Improving Americans Access to Gene Therapies | The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Ranking Member Cassidy Requests Information from Stakeholders on Improving Americans Access to Gene Therapies | The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, requested information from stakeholders on ways to improve and protect access to gene therapies for Americans with ultra-rare diseases. Reports show that by the end of 2034 over one million patients will receive a gene … Read more

Rosalynn Carter, first lady who championed mental health, dies at 96

Rosalynn Carter, first lady who championed mental health, dies at 96

She sat in on Cabinet meetings of her husband, Jimmy Carter, advised on policy issues and pushed Congress to pass mental health legislation November 19, 2023 at 3:18 p.m. EST Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at the Democratic National Convention at New York’s Madison Square Garden on July 15, 1976. (AP) Comment Add to your … Read more