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    Assembly Approves Birth Control Access Bill

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    A bill that would require health insurers in California to provide free coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods has passed the Assembly on a party-line vote.

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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.


Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.


Mistakes In Medicine: Dr. Brian Goldman Answers Your Questions

Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.


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