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3/17/2023 - Postpartum Extention | ICE Detainees Stage Hunger Strike | Insulin Price Cuts

After years of refusing to expand Medicaid benefits in Mississippi, Governor Tate Reeves has signed legislation extending postpartum care for Mothers in the state. 

Then, detainees in a Louisiana ICE detention center stage a short hunger strike to protest their incarceration and treatment.

Plus, a look at what contributed to the rising costs of insulin.

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