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Andrew Ladd and Fumiko Chino at their wedding in 2006, after his cancer diagnosis. Ladd died the following year, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt. Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino hide caption

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Widowed Early, A Cancer Doctor Writes About The Harm Of Medical Debt

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Amanda Chaffin comforts son Kayden, 4, who has a genetic condition called spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, and depends on a ventilator to breathe. Chaffin is worried about the high costs of Kayden's care. Nick Oxford for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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

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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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A flaming replica of 17th-century London floats on the River Thames on Sunday, part of an event to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients Want To Price-Shop For Care, But Online Tools Unreliable

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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, boosted his security and bought cybercrime insurance after his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It

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Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is miles away via the hospital's technology. But some health insurers and analysts remain skeptical that telemedicine saves money. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) has proposed a $275,000 cap on auto-related medical coverage in order to make auto insurance more affordable. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

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Some auto insurance companies could be using a tactic called "price optimization" to charge loyal customers a higher premium. iStockphoto hide caption

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Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

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You don't need to run a marathon — or wear a gorilla suit — to get a discount on John Hancock's new life insurance program. But at least one of them may help. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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