Because there’s so much at stake as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act, here are some important articles on healthcare legislation:

Andy Slavitt in the Washington Post: The Senate’s three tools on health care: Sabotage, speed and secrecy

Dylan Scott at Vox: Senate Republicans are closer to repealing Obamacare than you think

Elena Marks in the Houston Chronicle: The American Health Care Act: a civic and moral failure

Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage

Emma Sandoe at her personal blog: How the HIV outbreak in Indiana under Mike Pence would have impacted Indiana under Per-Capita Caps

Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: Dear Paul Ryan, As you work with President Trump to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, I consulted some experts — patients in your own district.

And here are a few of the recent pieces I recommend reading on other public health topics:

Margaret Talbot in the New Yorker: The Addict Next Door (“West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.”)

Jamelle Bouie at Slate: What We Have Unleashed: This year’s string of brutal hate crimes is intrinsically connected to the rise of Trump

Renee Bracey Sherman in the New York Times: Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them

Lizzie Presser in The California Sunday Magazine: Losing Gloria (“After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Marin siblings faced an impossible choice: Stay or go.”)

Tiffany E. Browne at Greater Greater Washington: DC is America’s “healthiest city,” but its African Americans are being left behind