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In San Jose, Calif., on June 6, President Obama encouraged people to sign up for insurance in the nation's largest health insurance market. Stephen Lam/Getty Images hide caption

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With Health Exchanges Poised To Open, PR Push Draws Scrutiny

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To Find Out How The Health Law Affects You, Ask The President

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Big Data may not be much to look at, but it can be powerful stuff. For instance, this is what the new National Security Agency (NSA) data center in Bluffdale, Utah, looks like. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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African-Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

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Health Law Spared Young Adults From High Hospital Bills

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Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing has prompted a discussion about which other tests should be covered. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many, Affordable Care Act Won't Cover Bariatric Surgery

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, unveiled the plans and prices that will be offered by private insurers at a media briefing in Sacramento on Thursday. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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