USA Today — Obamacare repeal threatens public health funding to states
The funding for many state public health and prevention programs is in jeopardy along with insurance for 20 million people as Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

NPR — U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level since Roe v. Wade
The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

CNN — Already troubled, rural hospitals brace for effects of Obamacare repeal
Aside from providing health care to a largely poor population, Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, provides hundreds of jobs in a town that locals say never recovered after industries such as coal mining and glass manufacturing disappeared. But in the wake of this fall’s presidential election, Highlands — like many other rural hospitals — will likely face new financial challenges that will intensify longstanding struggles, experts say.

Kaiser Health News — GOP vows to defund Planned Parenthood. Reality makes that hard.
If “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act is Republicans’ job one, defunding Planned Parenthood is a close second. But just as Republicans are discovering that undoing the health law could be complicated, so, too, is separating the controversial reproductive health care provider from its federal funding. Efforts to hastily jettison Planned Parenthood from federal ledgers could actually jeopardize GOP efforts to repeal the health law.

The New York Times — Without Obamacare, I will get sicker, faster, until I die
On March 18, 1991, my life changed. I was an 18-year-old student at a community college in southwestern Virginia, working out at the gym, when I got a headache. A thunderous pain shot through my head and I thought, “I am going to die now.”

The New York Times — The biggest changes Obamacare made, and those that may disappear
It looks like the beginning of the end for Obamacare as we know it. After years of vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as it is formally known, Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have now passed a bill that will make it easier to gut the law. Because they are using a special budget process, Republicans won’t be able to repeal all provisions of the health law. But it seems like a good time to look at the major changes Obamacare brought to health care, which of those changes may now disappear, and what might replace them.