Michael Palone, 26, who has mild autism, originally diagnosed as Asperger's syndrome, is paid to assemble packages through a program run by The Arc in Union City, Calif. The program may close soon due to budget problems. Melissa Hellmann for KQED hide caption

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Dr. Janina Morrison, right, speaks with patient Jorge Colorado and his daughter Margarita Lopez about Colorado's diabetes at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney struggled to distance himself from the health care program he implemented in Massachusetts. Now he has acknowledged it was a precursor to Obamacare. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee has found that connecting people with primary care doctors reduces the number of emergency room visits. Courtesy of Aurora Health Care hide caption

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"Because he wasn't raised where health was an issue in the household. There was nobody talkin' about health, probably nobody talking about not smoking or drinking or unhealthy practices, what it could lead to. There was nobody talkin' about that." National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hide caption

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Argelia Zarate, a Mixteco interpreter at the Oxnard School District, encourages students to practice their native languages. Jeremy Raff/KQED hide caption

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Jane Garcia, CEO of La Clinica de la Raza, which serves 25,000 patients in Contra Costa County, Calif., addresses supporters of expanding health care for undocumented adults. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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