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We might all feel a lot better if we saw a view like this, from the North Shore of Oahu, every day. Vince Cavataio/Perspectives/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Moyers On Working With LBJ To Pass Medicare 52 Years Ago

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The HHS inspector general found that some 22,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries seem to be doctor shopping for opioids — obtaining large amounts prescribed by four or more doctors and filled at four or more pharmacies. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hugo, Colo., is home to no more than 850 residents, but has a beloved hospital where staff members know most of their patients by name. To survive financially, the hospital depends on payments from Medicaid, a program that faces deep cuts in the GOP health bill. Hart Van Denburg/CPR hide caption

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A Hospital In Rural Colorado Is The Cornerstone Of Small Town Life

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Many people with marketplace health plans purchased under the Affordable Care Act didn't realize they need to switch to Medicare Part B plans at age 65. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Ben Gapinski, 10, (center) is greeted by his parents Dan and Nancy Gapinski after getting off the school bus. When Ben was a toddler, he was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and needed constant monitoring to stay safe. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Family Stays Together With Help From Medicaid

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Juanita Milton, who suffers from COPD, uses her nebulizer with albuterol sulfate at her home in Live Oak, Texas. Carolyn Van Houten for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Many COPD Patients Struggle To Pay For Each Breath

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A whistleblower lawsuit alleged that two Florida insurance plans inflated fees by making patients appear sicker than they were. Getty Images hide caption

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Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, joins Vice President Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Capitol Hill to advocate for the GOP health overhaul bill. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Here Is What's In The House-Approved Health Care Bill

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Prescription drug coverage is one benefit that drives up insurance costs, and one that is very popular with consumers. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Though they failed to mobilize Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act last month, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (right), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and the White House could still undercut the insurance exchanges, reduce Medicaid benefits and let states limit coverage of birth control or prenatal visits. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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