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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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House Speaker Paul Ryan signed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 7, 2016. President Obama vetoed the bill, but the new administration could open the door for change. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Insurers say many customers have abused special enrollment periods, waiting to sign up for coverage when they're sick and need pricey care. Other groups dispute that charge. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is part of the Republican leadership working to repeal the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible in January. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Tom Price has introduced his own alternative to the Affordable Care Act four times. The legislation provides an idea of how he might lead the Department of Health And Human Services. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

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Rep. Tom Price (center) appeared in early 2016 before the House Rules Committee, when he sponsored legislation that would repeal President Obama's signature health care law. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In 2015, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services had approved the state's waiver to try a different approach for Medicaid. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., discussed a Republican alternative to Obamacare upon its release at the American Enterprise Institute in June. Allison Shelley/Getty Images hide caption

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If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

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At the Grace Community Health Center in Manchester, Ky., psychologist Joan Nantz meets with patient Ramiro Salazar, who gained Medicaid under the expansion. Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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To keep health insurance solvent, the pool of covered people needs to include the well and the sick. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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If the Trump administration decides to drop an appeal of a legal setback involving Obamacare subsidies, the insurance exchanges could be hobbled. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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