Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., says having Medicaid pay for some students' coverage through the school health plan will give those students better options. Alex/Flickr hide caption

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Employees lift weights near the end of a workout class at the Sherwin-Williams corporate health and wellness center in downtown Cleveland. Sarah Jane Tribble / WCPN hide caption

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AmeriMark employees sort through return orders on the catalog company's processing floor. Sarah Jane Tribble / WCPN hide caption

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President Obama made the case for health coverage at Faneuil Hall in Boston in late October, a few weeks after enrollment opened for health insurance sold on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed a health care reform bill during an April 12, 2006, ceremony at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The bill made Massachusetts the first state in the country to require that all residents have health insurance. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Smith, of Long Beach, Calif., now pays $200 for his family's health insurance policy, compared with the $3,000 a month he would have had to pay on the individual market last year. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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