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One-quarter of American high schoolers use tobacco products and one in five have used e-cigarettes (colloquially called vaping) in the last month — a fourfold increase from 2013, according to CDC data.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in court. Since the 2017 tax bill cut out the individual mandate at the heart of the law, challengers now say the remaining part of the law is unconstitutional. Take a look at the tax and census data that could explain the effects of the law.

In recent years, as the elderly population has increased, Medicare participation has grown to 18% of the population. However, for those not enrolled in the program, some aspects may be surprising.

Medicare paid for 30% of the $333 billion spent prescription drugs in 2017. We’ve made an interactive graphic displaying how Medicare’s spending on more than 2,800 drugs have changed in recent years

Today, the Centers for Disease Control lists 26 diseases against which vaccines provide immunity. Since 1995, the rate of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, polio and measles in the United States has increased approximately 5%. Let’s look at the way that increase has unfolded among states and demographic groups.

The fight against HIV and AIDS has been ongoing since the 1980s. Here’s the government’s data and how many people have been affected and how far the epidemic has fallen.

While life expectancy is a projection, the average age of death and death rates are not. The latest government data for these two measures supports the conclusion that US health is decreasing.

Medicare for All is a key issue in the 2020 election. Candidates are considering the government's role in providing health insurance coverage. Meanwhile, in 2018, employers provided coverage to 55% of Americans.