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GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

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In 2015, Medicaid spending topped $552 billion nationwide. People who receive both Medicaid and Medicare and people with disabilities account for more than half of Medicaid spending. Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

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Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters at a Trump campaign rally in Tucson, Ariz., in 2016. Brewer sided with Arizona Democrats to expand Medicaid eligibility in the state under Obamacare. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Repeal Of Health Law Could Force Tough Decisions For Arizona Republicans

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Many people who are on Medicaid are also in college or taking care of relatives, according to health policy analyst Leighton Ku. That would make it harder for them to meet work requirements proposed by the GOP. Courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health hide caption

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It's Not Clear How Many People Could Actually Work To Get Medicaid

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Embryoids like this one are created from stem cells and resemble very primitive human embryos. Scientists are studying them in hopes of learning more about basic human biology and development. Courtesy of Rockefeller University hide caption

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the House Freedom Caucus, speaks during a news conference on Affordable Care Act replacement legislation in February. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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Tax Credits, Penalties And Age Rating: Parsing The GOP Health Bill

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Luke Franco, 26, works three jobs and doesn't know whether he qualifies for Medicaid or a subsidy to buy coverage on the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. Kristin Gourlay/RINPR hide caption

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How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

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Funding is now uncertain for Texas hospitals like Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas that get federal revenue outside the regular Medicaid system to help pay for the uninsured. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan

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Medical graduates from Iran, in Philadelphia on research fellowships, anxiously await results of their U.S. medical residency applications. The Trump administration's immigration executive order has put added stress on "match week" for them. Elana Gordon/WHYY hide caption

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Travel Ban Adds Stress To 'Match Week' For Some Doctors

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Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, says the health care provider takes in about $400 million per year in reimbursements under Medicaid and other federal programs. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Planned Parenthood Would Lose Millions In Payments Under GOP Health Plan

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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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Donald Boyer (right) and Ann Justi celebrate their wedding with Rabbi Andy Dubin at their home in Yonkers, N.Y. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Love In The Time Of Repeal And Replace

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define "insurance." Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has spoken out against the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger Healt/Getty Images hide caption

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Surgeon On Health Care Bill: The Stakes Are 'Extremely High' For Patients

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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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People will still be able to buy health insurance if they have pre-existing conditions, but its not clear how healthy the health insurance market would be under the GOP bill. andresr/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will People Who Are Already Sick Be Treated Under A New Health Law?

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Darvin Bentlage is a fourth-generation farmer from Golden City, Mo. He was uninsured before the ACA and featured in a video from the Department of Health and Human Services supporting the law. Screenshot/Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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Medical Bills Once Made Him Refinance The Farm. Could It Happen Again?

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