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The bill, which passed the state Assembly, now moves to the Senate. Despite no evidence that the therapy works, some religious groups have said such a law would violate their constitutional rights.

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The California Medical Association touted Gavin Newsom as "a lifelong champion for health care in California." Previously, the organization has said that the single-payer bill Newsom supports “would dismantle the healthcare marketplace and destabilize California’s economy."

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Numerous advocacy groups oppose the recent decision to hold the 2020 International AIDS conference in San Francisco and Oakland, and some argue it shouldn’t be in the U.S. at all. Those who support the decision say the predominantly liberal politics of the region make it an ideal venue for sending a message about the Trump administration’s perceived retreat from leadership on AIDS.

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In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post examine how even after Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care debate continues to roil politics. They discuss how Republicans in Congress have shifted their ACA messaging and how the Democrats are looking to Medicare expansion. They also discuss state efforts to expand Medicaid and drug pricing. And they spend a moment talking about Congress’ push to do something about the opioid crisis.

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Lawmakers are urging HHS to take steps to bring down the price of the antioverdose medication. And NIH decides to cut drugmakers out of a study on opioids.

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