From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher counsels people who are seriously ill. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

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Under Kevin Counihan, Connecticut's health insurance exchange used concerts and storefront offices to reach customers. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR hide caption

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The headquarters for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield dominate the Pittsburgh skyline much as they organizations have dominated health care in the region for decades. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

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Residents fear that the economy of Belhaven, N.C., will collapse because its hospital closed. "How many people go retire somewhere where it doesn't even have a hospital?" asks the mayor. Hyun Namkoong hide caption

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Hear Nina Totenberg and Julie Rovner explain the decision on Morning Edition.

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