"Nearly 1 in 3 uninsured Americans have already been covered — more than 16 million people -– driving our uninsured rate to its lowest level ever," President Obama told a cheering crowd at the Catholic Health Association's annual conference Tuesday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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NYU medical student Sara Stream (left) examines dancer Jazlyn Caing, who visited the clinic for low-grade orthopedic and respiratory problems. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

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Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and does not have health insurance. It takes him three hours to commute home from the job he works as an overnight hotel janitor. Lisa Morehouse/KQED hide caption

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

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Arkansas, Kentucky, Delaware and Colorado have all seen significant increases since 2013 in the percentage of residents who have health insurance. Vectoraart/iStockphoto hide caption

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Numbers Of Americans With Health Plans Way Up, But States Vary

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Tammy Boudreaux tries a tendon-stretching drill after surgery. Boudreaux was able to get much of her operation and rehabilitation covered by the insurance plan she bought via the Affordable Care Act. Carrie Feibel hide caption

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A Cut That Won't Heal Transforms One Woman's View Of Obamacare

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Informational pamphlets are displayed during an enrollment fair on the last day before the sign-up deadline at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

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Hundreds in California rushed to get health insurance just before the deadline. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

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Tammy Boudreaux (right) with her partner, Laura Perez. Boudreaux is weighing the cost and benefits of purchasing health insurance. Courtesy of Tammy Boudreaux hide caption

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A Texas Social Worker Weighs Her Insurance Options

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Mounting medical debt and struggles with insurers led Shelley Toreson to drop her health insurance. She now pays discounted rates upfront for her medical needs. Pauline Bartolone/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

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Millions of people who rely on check-cashing stores, like this one in New York City, could run into trouble buying health insurance. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Latest Health Hurdle: Buying Insurance Without A Bank Account

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Deb Waldin testifies about her experience with a debt collector at a Minnesota hospital during a hearing led by Sen. Al Franken in St. Paul, Minn., in late May. Minnesota Public Radio/Jeffrey Thompson hide caption

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Sick in America: Hispanics Grapple With Cost And Quality Of Care

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Nonprofit Hospitals Faulted For Stinginess With Charity Care

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Dr. Mitch Katz rides his bike to work, defying the commuting norm in Los Angeles. Michael Wilson/L.A.County Health Services Dept. hide caption

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Los Angeles Bets On Crusading Doctor To Turn Around Public Health System

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