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Are Copay Coupons Actually Making Drugs More Expensive?

Consumers, including a ProPublica reporter, love saving money using drug copay coupons. But by upending the benefit structure of health insurers, these clever marketing tools may be increasing costs for everyone.

Drug and Device Makers Find Receptive Audience at For-profit, Southern Hospitals

A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in what share of its doctors take industry payments.

What Percentage of Doctors at Your Hospital Take Drug, Device Payments?

Where a hospital is located makes a big difference in how many of its doctors take payments from drug and medical device companies. See how your state compares and look up your hospital.

Game Changer: The Best Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

After the court hands a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next.

The Dig: Investigating the Safety of the Water You Drink

The government has information about your drinking water. It isn’t always accurate.

In Texas Decision, Supreme Court Delivers Sweeping Win for Abortion Rights

The ruling is expected to have a monumental ripple effect, invalidating strict clinic laws in about half the states.

Why Liberal New York City’s Schools Are Among the Nation’s Most Segregated

Podcast: Former ProPublica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones talks about her New York Times Magazine story on sending her daughter to a segregated school.

Money in State Politics, a Hidden Network of Doctors and More in MuckReads Weekly

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We Want You to Help Report on the Red Cross

We Want You to Help Report on the Red Cross

ProPublica wants to help other journalists report on the nation’s most venerable charity.

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Machine Bias

We’re investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives.

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The Senate’s Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score’

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Fire Fight

Fire Fight

South Carolina fire officials decided to make sprinklers mandatory in new homes. Homebuilders overturned the rule with help behind the scenes from Gov. Nikki Haley. It was one more win for an industry that has spent millions of dollars in state capitals to block a life-saving upgrade included in the

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An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

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Killing the Colorado

The Colorado River is dying – the victim of legally sanctioned overuse, the relentless forces of urban growth, willful ignorance among policymakers and a misplaced confidence in human ingenuity. ProPublica investigates the policies that are putting this precious resource in peril.

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As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

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Hell and High Water

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It’s home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it’s a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

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U.S. Rep. Weber Says He’ll Work on Bill to Speed Hurricane Protection Plan

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A Father’s War, A Son’s Toxic Inheritance

A Father’s War, A Son’s Toxic Inheritance

Stephen Katz’s estranged father was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Now the Virginian-Pilot photographer wonders if that caused his own health problems.

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Insult to Injury

Driven by big business and insurers, states nationwide are dismantling workers’ compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s.

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Corporate Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp Stalls

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