Why drugs cost more in America

Why drugs cost more in America

This is an EpiPen. It’s a device that injects you with adrenaline if you’re having a possibly deadly allergic reaction. If you have severe allergies, you basically need it. And if you live in the UK, an EpiPen will cost you the equivalent of 38 US dollars. But if you live in the US, it’ll […]

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The collapse of Venezuela, explained

The collapse of Venezuela, explained

Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America. It has the largest known oil reserves in the world. And its democratic government was once praised world wide. But today, Venezuela’s democratic institutions and its economy are in shambles. The country has the highest inflation in the world, making food and medicine inaccessible to most […]

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How Brexit could create a crisis at the Irish border

How Brexit could create a crisis at the Irish border

As part of the European Union, the United Kingdom’s borders have been relatively open for years. Trade’s carried out freely with other member countries and people coming through only need to show their EU passport. But in June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU so that it could reassert control on its own […]

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13 men wrote a health care bill that would hurt women

13 men wrote a health care bill that would hurt women

These 13 male senators wrote a health care bill without the help of any women, and it’s really bad for women’s health. “Nobody is being excluded based upon gender .” “You know you need to write about what’s actually happening, and we’re having a discussion about the real issues.” The bill cuts funding for Medicaid, […]

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What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera

What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera

Republicans are having a real bad time defending their health care bill. … and now these people don’t have the insurance they need ’cause they’re poor. It’s expected to cause about 20 million Americans to lose health insurance over the next few years, and people are pissed. The fight and the fury mounting over the […]

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The real reason American health care is so expensive

The real reason American health care is so expensive

I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this chart. It shows exactly what is wrong with America’s conversation about health care. On one level, you’ve seen this chart before. It shows health care spending as a share of the economy of a bunch of countries. There’s Germany and France and Japan and Canada […]

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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border you’ll find makeshift forest camps, where people spend their days and nights evading the police […]

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