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The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in the next term that could lead to a substantial change or overthrow of Roe v. calf, the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. It’s about Mississippi law that bans the procedure after 15 weeks of gestation. That is long before a fetus is viable outside the womb and below roeStates must not ban abortion before viability.
Meanwhile, the unexpected announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated people might stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors has created considerable confusion as the U.S. has no way of proving they are vaccinated.
And despite a successful referendum, Republican governor of Missouri Mike Parson has announced that his state will not expand the Medicaid program after Republican-led lawmakers failed to provide the state’s share of the funding.
This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner from KHN, Alice Miranda Ollstein from Politico, Sarah Karlin-Smith from Pink Sheet and Mary Ellen McIntire from CQ Roll Call.
Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:
For added recognition, panellists also recommend their favorite health stories of the week, which they think you should also read:
Julie Rovner: CNNs “There’s no way to pay for it:” One of America’s largest hospital chains sued thousands of patients during the pandemic, “by Casey Tolan
Alice Miranda Ollstein: Shefali Luthra and Chabeli Carrazana, the “women in health care are at the breaking point – and they are leaving” from the 19th century
Sarah Karlin-Smith: KHN’s “Why Your Dentist Seems Pushy” by Daryl Austin
Mary Ellen McIntire: Stat’s “How the Covid Pandemic Ends: Scientists Look to the Past to See the Future” by Helen Branswell
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