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Free the Paramedics!


They’re the medical system’s eyes and ears, yet they’re treated as crisis managers. Now some cities are letting their paramedics get to know their patients, with remarkable results.

Everybody Needs a Home


What would happen if our first step towards solving homelessness was to actually give people someplace to live?

Portugal’s Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment


By decriminalizing even “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine, Portugal drove down HIV rates and overdose deathsand proved beyond a doubt that harm reduction works.

Interactive: Harm Reduction Goes Global


How a once-radical idea is becoming the norm in country after country.

Bleeding-Heart Capitalism


A doctor in Denver is blending the Medicaid model with a capitalist profit motive, offering high-quality health care without the frills.

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