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How U.S. Health Care Became Big Business

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Cancer patient John Krahne has delayed taking a prescribed cancer drug because it was too expensive. He walks near his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Robert Durell for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define "insurance." Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is one of three GOP senators seeking an investigation into six-figure annual costs for drugs intended to treat rare diseases. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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With Congress vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, health insurance executives are looking at a very uncertain future. And they don't like uncertainty. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Insurers Say They Don't Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

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Most restaurants are required to post calorie counts on menus as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The question is whether they help you resist that doughnut. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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6 Lesser-Known Obamacare Provisions That Could Evaporate

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A Medicare Advantage plan run by Independence Blue Cross, headquartered in Philadelphia, was among those audited for overcharging by the federal government. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Ron Ellis of Augusta, Ga., hugs Monica Baldwin, a navigator with Christ Community Health, after she helped him sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Phil Galewitz/KHN hide caption

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces in 2015 that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's waiver request to expand Medicaid coverage. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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The Future Of Medicaid May Be Found In Indiana, Where The Poor Pay

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Cyclosporine is one of the drugs that organ transplant patients take so the body won't reject the organ. Brendan Gates/Flickr hide caption

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Medicare Pays For A Kidney Transplant, But Not The Drugs To Keep It Viable

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Juana Rivera (left) speaks with agent Fabrizzio Russi about buying insurance through the Affordable Care Act in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover birth control with no copay. It's unclear what will happen to coverage if the act is repealed or amended. B. Boissonnet/BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

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Enrollment for insurance through the Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 for plans that start on Jan. 1, 2017. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Shopping For Obamacare Opens To Mixed Reviews From Consumers

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You can check HealthCare.gov for health insurance options and prices. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rates Up 22 Percent For Obamacare Plans, But Subsidies Rise, Too

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