Maryland hospitals are promoting hand washing among other measures to prevent patient infections. Leah-Anne Thompson/ hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner, flanked by other Republicans, talks shortly before the House voted to repeal the health care law in January. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Tom and Paula Michele Boyle are two of nearly 42,000 Pennsylvanians losing their state-funded health plans. Courtesy of Tom and Paula Michele Boyle hide caption

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Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) divide the stomach into a small "gastric" pouch and a much larger, lower "bypassed" pouch. The operation makes the stomach smaller and makes the patient feel full faster. /Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. hide caption

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