People attending Rep. Rod Blum's town hall event in Dubuque, Iowa, this week held up red sheets of paper to show disagreement with what the Republican congressman was saying and green to show they concurred. The GOP health care bill was a major concern of many. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Fact-Checking Republicans' Defense Of The GOP Health Bill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) walks to the House chamber ahead of a budget vote on Capitol Hill. Though Ryan was able to deliver 217 votes Thursday to get his GOP health plan through the House, there are still significant hurdles before the bill becomes law. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Watch As GOP Health Bill Moves To The Senate

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Students at the Vida Independiente wheelchair workshop warm up before class. James Fredrick for NPR hide caption

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Helping Wheelchair Users Navigate Mexico City's Hectic Streets And Sidewalks

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Rep. Peter King, a Republican representing Long Island, has been heavily lobbied by groups on both sides of the GOP health care bill who are intent on getting him to vote their way. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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At Gerald Chinchar's home in San Diego, Calif., Nurse Sheri Juan (right) checks his arm for edema that might be a sign that his congestive heart failure is getting worse. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be A Good Alternative To Hospitals

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Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

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Small pulses of electricity to the brain have an effect on memory, new research shows. Science Photo Library/SCIEPRO/Getty Images hide caption

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Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing

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Carl Goulden, of Littlestown Pa., developed hepatitis B 10 years ago. Soon his health insurance premiums soared beyond a price he and his wife could afford. Elana Gordon/WHYY hide caption

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U.S. Health Care Wrestles With The 'Pre-Existing Condition'

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Coalition forces fire a Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle during a training exercise in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2013. Spc. Justin Young/U.S. Department of Defense/DVIDS hide caption

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Do U.S. Troops Risk Brain Injury When They Fire Heavy Weapons?

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Bill Kochevar received an implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating system that allowed him to move limbs he hadn't been able to move in eight years. Cleveland FES Center hide caption

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Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts To Control His Own Arm And Hand

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

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The American Iron and Steel Institute is one of the trade groups that wants Congress to undo the stronger safety regulation enacted in 2016 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. michal-rojek/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical Hamilton won 11 Tonys in 2016. It still draws sellout crowds to the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York as well to touring productions. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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A Blind Theatergoer's 'Hamilton' Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility

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An 18th-century etching by artist John Kay depicts the extra tall Charles Byrne, the extra short George Cranstoun and three contemporaries of more conventional height. Byrne made his living as a professional spectacle and died at age 22 in 1783. Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images hide caption

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The Saga Of The Irish Giant's Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., listens as Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., speaks to members of the media Wednesday outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington following their meeting with President Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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ALS patients and their families rallied for expanded access to experimental drugs in Washington, D.C. on May 11, 2015. Courtesy of Lina Clark hide caption

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Patients Demand The 'Right To Try' Experimental Drugs, But Costs Can Be Steep

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Nick Dupree arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 11, 2003. His success in getting the state to continue support past age 21 enabled him to attend college and live in his own home. Jamie Martin/AP hide caption

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Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

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Seema Verma, who is President Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

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