Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took questions from the media as he and his wife, Karen, left their New York hotel to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on July 15. Pence has drawn criticism from the left and the right for various health care stances. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Maryland Switches Opioid Treatments, And Some Patients Cry Foul

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Toddlers need consistent care from a pediatrician to make sure, among other things, that they are hitting developmental milestones and their vaccinations are up-to-date. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Her income as a New Orleans singer fluctuates with the tourist season, says Lisa Lynn Kotnik, and that's made health insurance too expensive in the past. Now that she has a Medicaid card, getting the health care and medicine she needs should be easier. Courtesy of Skip Bolen hide caption

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Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians

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Glenn Baker, 44, stands in his South Side apartment that is paid for by a program of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Miles Bryan/WBEZ hide caption

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A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients An Out — Free Housing

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The Text4Baby app sends free, periodic text messages in Spanish or English to pregnant women and new moms about prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, developmental milestones and immunizations. Kristin Adair/NPR hide caption

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Though the federal Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to cover many types of contraception, a vasectomy is not one of them. Charles Thatcher/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Insurers Must Now Cover Vasectomies

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Medical students at George Washington University met with residents of Washington, D.C., to find out what challenges they face in managing asthma. Sarah Miknis/GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences hide caption

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This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

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Stacey McHoul said she ran out of psychiatric medicine a few days after leaving jail last year and soon began using heroin again. Courtesy of Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Inyan Pedersen, 34, with her son Knowledge. Doctors scheduled Pedersen to deliver her two younger children by C-sections because the closest birthing center is two hours away. Misha Friedman for KHN and NPR hide caption

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Jami Larson, 32, grew up in Pierre and is a member of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe. She is a registered nurse who specializes in diabetes care among Native Americans. Misha Friedman for KHN and NPR hide caption

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Industrial Science Hunts For Nursing Home Fraud In New Mexico Case

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Blue skies in San Juan, Puerto Rico belie the U.S. territory's struggle with massive debt. The islands have a generous health care program that covers nearly everyone, but economists say it has never been adequately funded. Christopher Gregory/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Growing Financial Crisis Threatens Health Care, Too

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In Texas, Uneven Expansion Of Obamacare Sows Frustration

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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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Bosses Find Part-Time Workers Can Come With Full-Time Headaches

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