NBC News — Obamacare repeal would leave 18 million uninsured, send premiums soaring: Report
About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

The Guardian — Healthcare without Planned Parenthood: Wisconsin and Texas point to dark future
In the remote western plains of Texas, the Midland-Odessa region is separated from the nearest major city by hours of open road. So when the Planned Parenthood clinic in Midland closed down in late 2013 – a casualty of legislative cuts that targeted Planned Parenthood directly – it served as an isolated experiment in what happens when the government defunds the largest women’s healthcare provider around.

Politico — Price to face grilling on Obamacare, health care investments
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Health and Human Services Department enters his first confirmation hearing Wednesday with an Obamacare-sized target on his back and a host of ethical questions swirling around him.

STAT — Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump’s skepticism about vaccines
Most members of a key Senate committee are rejecting President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism about the safety of vaccines, which suggests Trump could face significant backlash in Congress if he seeks to advance the anti-vaccine movement from the Oval Office.

Associated Press — Trump pick to lead EPA has spotty state environmental record
When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Scott Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead.

HealthDay News — Higher risk of heart disease for blacks in poorer neighborhoods
Black Americans who live in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke than those who live in wealthier areas, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds.