A check of Medicare's new database of payments to physicians confirms that at least $6 million in 2012 went to doctors who had been indicted or otherwise sanctioned. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cheryl Stumph goes over paperwork with a medical worker. She finally has health insurance to take care of her family's medical needs. Kristian Foden-Vencil for NPR hide caption

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When Brad Stevens was young, his only "health insurance" was taking tons of vitamins and spending three hours at the gym every day. But after a serious bike accident and an expensive battle with thyroid cancer, the 59-year-old realized nobody's invincible. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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John Martin, 24, was uninsured until a health care navigator told him he could get coverage through his parents' health plan. Jenny Gold hide caption

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Henry Ford Hospital treats Detroit residents. About 1 in 3 residents of that city is uninsured, and the hospital CEO hopes Medicaid expansion will increase the number of people with health insurance. Eric Whitney hide caption

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Does having health insurance make it less likely that people will come to the ER? No, says a study in Oregon. iStockphoto hide caption

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Dr. Tim Ihrig, a palliative care physician, treats Augie Avelleyra, 93, at his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Courtesy of Paula Avelleyra hide caption

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Enroll America outreach workers talk to congregants at the Mt. Calvary Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Eric Whitney hide caption

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Low-income adults formerly had few options for free health care. Leah Sessor had her blood pressure taken on April 14, 2012, during a free clinic at a racetrack in Bristol, Tenn. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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