Despite critical acclaim, The Way Things Are is closing at the end of the month because of low attendance, due to worries over the flu outbreak. Silvina Frydlewsky for NPR hide caption

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Donna Shalala, shown here in 2007, served as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration. Stephanie Kuykendal/Getty Images hide caption

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Luis Jimenez in 2003, after being deported from Florida's Martin Memorial Medical Center to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Jody Hall, the owner of Cupcake Royale in Seattle, is struggling to pay for escalating health insurance premiums for her employees. She supports a proposal to create an insurance plan offered by the federal government. Courtesy of Cupcake Royale hide caption

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