Tymia McCullough is a poised, pageant-winning 11-year-old from South Carolina. She also happens to have sickle cell anemia and relies on Medicaid to pay for medical care. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky faces a tough choice — irritate the GOP base and work with Democrats or risk passing legislation that is not very meaningful. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Democratic Senator Glad GOP's Bill Is Sidelined, But Sees Long Fight Ahead

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A survey of Medicaid beneficiaries found that overall, they're very happy with the services they get and have no problems finding doctors. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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Survey Says: Medicaid Recipients Really Like Their Coverage And Care

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Medicaid spending on medications used to treat opioid addiction has risen sharply in recent years. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A GAO report questions the quality of a number of Medicare Advantage plans after large numbers of sicker enrollees dropped them. Yellow Dog Productions/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Kurt Newman visits with 14-year-old Jack Pessaud, who's undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor in his knee at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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'Healing Children': A Surgeon's Take On What Kids Need

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Will My High Premiums Go Down? More Q&A About The GOP Health Plan

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Patients who underwent genetic screenings now fear that documentation of the results in their medical records could lead to problems if a new health law is enacted. Sam Edwards/Caiaimage/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y. (left), and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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