Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it's worth it to sign up for health insurance. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment
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Anchorage dental hygienist Victoria Cronquist pays $1,600 a month for a health insurance policy that covers four people in her family. Next year, she says, the rate is set to jump to $2,600 a month. Annie Feidt/APRN hide caption

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Steep Hikes In Insurance Rates Force Alaskans To Make Tough Choices
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A Medicaid office employee works on reports at Montefiore Medical Center in New York in late 2014. New York expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act and enrollment surged. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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"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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