At sign-up events like this one in Los Angeles in 2013, Covered California pledged "affordability" in health insurance as one of its main selling points. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., gather for a Sikh prayer service. Liz Jones/KUOW hide caption

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A cell at New York's Rikers Island jail. About 1,000 people die in American jails every year, and about a third of those are suicides. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden addresses a progressive youth summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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