In 2015, Medicaid spending topped $552 billion nationwide. People who receive both Medicaid and Medicare and people with disabilities account for more than half of Medicaid spending. Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

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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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Medicare accounts for about 29 percent of all spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. each year. stevecoleimages/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Medicare Should Leverage Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices, White House Says

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Physical therapy may not help a person with a progressive chronic disease become well, but it can help slow a decline. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., has said that the Affordable Care Act interferes with physicians' medical decisions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump's HHS Nominee

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A Medicare Advantage plan run by Independence Blue Cross, headquartered in Philadelphia, was among those audited for overcharging by the federal government. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles has been penalized in all three years since the creation of a Medicare program to reduce patient-safety issues in hospitals. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

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Gilead Sciences' Harvoni can cure hepatitis C, but the drug costs a fortune. Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

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Attendees wear t-shirts in support of presidential candidates committing to Social Security for all generations during a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 29. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Issues: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Social Security And Medicare

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Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis At Home

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