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Medicaid: 2016 Uninsured Rates by County

In states that expanded Medicaid, 23.4% of counties saw a decrease in their estimated uninsured rates, which is substantially larger than the decrease seen in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility. 

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Buckle up for Safety

Back seat passengers who do not buckle their seat belts are not only more likely to sustain a serious injury in a car accident, but also to injure everyone in the car.

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Pseudoscience and Abortion Policy

Twenty-nine states, home to 88 million women, have implemented at least two abortion restrictions not backed by scientific evidence.

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HIV from Silverware? Fork No!

Even though accurate information has been widely available for over three decades, misperceptions about HIV transmission persist.

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Cancer Mortality Across the US

Although cancer mortality has declined across the United States since 1980, but a few cancers are on the rise and clustered in particular counties.

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US Territories and Breast Cancer Care

Women in US territories are less likely to receive timely diagnosis and recommended care for breast cancer than women living in continental United States.

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Racial Gaps in Children’s Lead Levels

Almost twice as many non-Hispanic black children have lead levels at or above 2 micrograms per deciliter compared to non-Hispanic white children. No amount of lead in the blood is considered safe for children.

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Recess in Pieces across the US

School recess is an option for increasing children’s physical activity, but only five states have legislation that requires elementary school recess.

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