People who lacked health insurance for more than three consecutive months in 2016, or who bought individual insurance and got federal help paying the premiums, will need to do a little work to figure out what, if anything, they owe the IRS. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Tax Day And Health Insurance Under Trump

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The Trump administration is proposing changes to Obamacare that the White House says should stabilize the insurance marketplace. But critics of the proposal see big bumps ahead for consumers. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Though they failed to mobilize Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act last month, Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (right), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and the White House could still undercut the insurance exchanges, reduce Medicaid benefits and let states limit coverage of birth control or prenatal visits. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the proposed Republican health bill would lead to an enormous transfer of wealth from poorer Americans to richer ones. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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Pelosi Says Democrats Have A Responsibility To Look For Common Ground On Health Law

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Ford, now 33, was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease three years ago. He and Cortney savor his relatively good health now. But the disease is degenerative, which means they'll likely need an individual health policy one day soon, and will eventually turn to Medicaid. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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A Young Man With Parkinson's Worries About The Costs Of A GOP Health Plan

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Rep. Frank Pallone still hasn't been given a chance to see the Republicans' bill that would replace the ACA. "I think they're afraid," the Democrat from New Jersey said of his Republican colleagues. "I think they're afraid that it will show that it really doesn't cover most of the people that receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates of paying a family doctor a flat monthly fee for office visits and some lab work say it saves patients money when coupled with a high-deductible insurance plan. Ridofranz/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Seema Verma, who is President Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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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." Mark Zdehchlik / MPR News hide caption

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Drowning In A 'High-Risk' Insurance Pool, At $18,000 A Year

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A health savings account works much like a personal savings account — with a difference. Any money in it that we use to pay for certain medical expenses isn't taxed. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Lynne Bill-Old Coyote, Montana's director of Indian health, says the ACA has helped build the community by providing job opportunities. Montana saw 3 percent growth last year in the number of health care jobs. Courtesy of Thom Bridge/Helena Independent Record hide caption

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Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has long promoted what he calls his "Better Way Plan" to replace the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans in Congress have yet to coalesce around any of several approaches to replacement. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Medicaid doesn't just provide health care for the poor; it also pays for long-term care for a lot of older people, including the majority of nursing home residents. Repealing the ACA could change the way Medicaid programs are funded. Bill Gallery/Doctor Stock/Science Faction/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

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