Obamacare Is Here to Stay. Brace for New Health Care Battles.

Efforts to move toward universal health coverage are complicated, with potentially high costs, difficult policy trade-offs and the risks of industry opposition. Even policies with widespread support in Congress could face intense lobbying campaigns from opponents who fear additional government intervention and loss of revenue. One example is a proposal to eliminate surprise medical billing.…

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Parents and caregivers reported mental health issues more often than others during the pandemic, a C.D.C. study says.

Parents and unpaid caregivers of adults in the United States reported far higher rates of mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic than people who held neither of those roles, federal researchers reported on Thursday. About 70 percent of parents and adult caregivers — such as those tending to older people, for example — and…

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Canadian Couple Who Flew to Indigenous Town for Vaccine Plead Guilty

A Canadian couple who drew widespread criticism for flying to a small Indigenous community in January to get vaccinated pleaded guilty on Wednesday to violating local coronavirus restrictions, according to court records. The couple, Rodney and Ekaterina Baker of Vancouver, appeared virtually in Yukon Territorial Court and pleaded guilty to charges under the territory’s Civil…

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How to Make the Perfect Sponge Cake

Sponge cake doesn’t typically fall high on people’s list of favorite desserts. Its name doesn’t stir the heart, and so often it’s dry and tasteless. But, when properly made, sponge cake is tender and bouncy with a cloudlike crumb that deftly soaks up the flavors of whatever it’s paired with, like whipped cream, coffee or…

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