Craig Britton once paid $18,000 a year in premiums for health insurance he bought through Minnesota's "high risk pool." He calls the argument that these pools can bring down the cost of monthly premiums "a lot of baloney."
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Kesha Wilson holds her 1-year-old son, Kamiyan Cooper, while family nurse practitioner Terrance James makes notes as part of an examination, at a county health center in Portland, Ore., in 2012.
Congress returns to Washington on Tuesday. One of the first business items: voting on proposed rules for the session — including folding the House's independent ethics office into a Republican-led committee.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow Republican leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump have big plans for the new year with their party controlling both the White House and Congress.
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Voters line up to vote early at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. Multiple House districts in the state could flip for the opposite part in this election.
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