Karyn Jackson (right) helped Fernando Rico, of Pasadena, Calif., complete a Covered California application for health insurance at an enrollment fair in 2014. Allen J. Schaben/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese. AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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"Instead of saying, 'We screwed up,' they said, 'Obamacare is the problem and we may not play anymore,' " Covered California's Peter Lee said of UnitedHealth. Rick Loomis/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Skimping on health insurance carries a hidden price for some fast-food restaurants. Paula Connelly/Getty Images hide caption

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The price of getting a health insurance card may seem expensive, but officials say the minimum tax penalty for remaining uninsured is $695, and could rise to more than $10,000 for wealthy families who choose not to get coverage. Photo Alto/Getty Images hide caption

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A pharmacist counts pain pills. In an effort to curb the abuse of Oxycontin, Vicodin and other opioid painkillers, some health plans in Massachusetts now limit a patient's initial prescription to a 15-day supply, and plan to halve that number in February. Gabe Souza/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Kilroy runs a business from his home in Arlington, Mass. His insurance company quit covering the long-acting Ritalin that helps him manage his ADHD. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, has made a particular form of health care finance part of his campaign pitch. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Amy Thomson holds 2-month-old Isla in Seattle Children's Hospital in early 2014. When the Thomson family learned Isla's heart was failing, they took an air ambulance from Butte, Mont., to Seattle to get medical care. Courtesy of the Thomson family hide caption

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is following through on a promise he made to drop the state-run health insurance exchange in favor of the federal HealthCare.gov. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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