STAT – As measles cases spread, the tinder for more outbreaks is growing

U.S. health officials are putting all they have into extinguishing measles outbreaks, many of them raging in cities throughout the country.

NBC News – Cocaine deaths up in U.S. and opioids are a big part of it, according to CDC report

U.S. health officials say cocaine overdose deaths have been rising since 2012 and jumped a staggering 34 percent between 2016 and 2017.

CBS News – HHS rule lets health care workers refuse care that violates religious beliefs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a finalized “Conscience Rule” protecting health care professionals who refuse to provide care that violates their religious beliefs, such as performing abortions.

NPR – Employees start to feel the squeeze of high-deductible health plans

Deductibles have, on average, quadrupled over the last dozen years.

Kaiser Family Foundation – KFF Poll: Public opinion and knowledge on reproductive health policy

The poll continues to find strong support for federal government funding for reproductive health services for lower-income women, known as Title X funding.