Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell. Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Craig Britton once paid $18,000 a year in premiums for health insurance he bought through Minnesota's "high risk pool." He calls the argument that these pools can bring down the cost of monthly premiums "a lot of baloney." Mark Zdehchlik / MPR News hide caption

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GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

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With Tom Price now at the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services, the administration has made its first regulatory proposal to change how people would sign up for Obamacare coverage. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration

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A health savings account works much like a personal savings account — with a difference. Any money in it that we use to pay for certain medical expenses isn't taxed. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Early has been getting dialysis for the past 18 months after his kidneys failed following complications with Type 1 diabetes. Courtesy of Jason Early hide caption

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While Republicans in Congress are talking about taking their time to change the Affordable Care Act, insurers are already struggling to figure out what to charge for coverage in 2018. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., seen here with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., at a Jan. 18 hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, says he'd like to see the individual insurance market fixed before repealing Obamacare. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Maureen O'Connell leads an insurance talk in St. Paul, Minn., in 2013 to help attendees understand how the federal health law could affect them. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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With Congress vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, health insurance executives are looking at a very uncertain future. And they don't like uncertainty. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Insurers Say They Don't Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has long promoted what he calls his "Better Way Plan" to replace the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans in Congress have yet to coalesce around any of several approaches to replacement. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Meg Ivatti (right), a manager at HealthSource RI, the state's insurance exchange, works with Dianiri Paulino to help a caller sign up for coverage in 2014. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

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As Republicans look for ways to loosen the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements, sales of short-term health insurance policies could take off. Petrol/Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's open enrollment for 2017 started Nov. 1 and ends on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, speaks during an enrollment event in Grand Park, in front of Los Angeles City Hall, on Nov. 14. Gary Friedman/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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With financial incentives from the ACA, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston signed agreements with physicians and insurers to create an accountable care organization, in hopes of reducing health care's cost in the long run. But achieving those savings takes time, say hospital officials. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

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