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Opinion

Opinion: Ending Surprise Medical Bills

The threat of a surprise medical bill could soon be a thing of the past. Congress passed the No Surprises Act (NSA) last December as part of a $2.3 trillion spending package designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In its simplest form, the NSA protects “patients from receiving surprise medical bills resulting from gaps in coverage

Immigration

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside. Confidential data obtained by the AP shows the number of migrant children in government custody more than

U.S. Government

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, 62, will be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a

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