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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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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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Insurers Hire Social Workers To Tackle The Opioid Epidemic
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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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Kentucky Governor Tells Feds He Will Dismantle State's Insurance Exchange
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Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment
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Bupropion, sold under the name Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant often prescribed to help a person quit smoking. Michelle Del Guercio/Science Source hide caption

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Duke Gillingham, president of Oasis Foods, in Hillside, N.J., says about two-thirds of his roughly 180 employees declined to enroll in the company health plan for 2015. Many make less than $15 an hour, and found the company plan too expensive. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees
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A 12-week regimen of Harvoni is 90 percent effective in curing an infection with hepatitis C, doctors say. It also costs about $95,000. Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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States Deny Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs To Most Medicaid Patients
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy unveiled his budget to the legislature last February, but the year's expenditures were greater than income. Connecticut's leaders voted to cut hospital funding to help close the gap. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Connecticut Governor Targets Hospital Funds To Close Budget Gap
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