The Inflation Reduction Act includes several health care provisions that would lower prescription drug costs for people with Medicare, reduce Medicare drug spending and extend enhanced subsidies for Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage. A panel of KFF experts explained these provisions and how they would affect people and federal health spending.
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, overturning Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal standard protecting the right to abortion. Across the nation, states are reacting by implementing bans or protecting access to abortion. It is now up to each state to establish laws protecting or restricting abortion in the absence of a federal standard. Access to safe legal abortions now depends on where you live and the national divide in access to abortion care has been intensified. The map shows the status of the implementation of abortion laws across the country.