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Maryland Switches Opioid Treatments, And Some Patients Cry Foul

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Senate Expected To Pass Broad Bill To Address Opioid Epidemic

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Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

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As many as 70,000 more people could get access to office-based treatment for opioid use now that the administration has raised the cap on the number of patients each doctor is allowed to treat. Jamie Grill/Getty Images hide caption

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Her income as a New Orleans singer fluctuates with the tourist season, says Lisa Lynn Kotnik, and that's made health insurance too expensive in the past. Now that she has a Medicaid card, getting the health care and medicine she needs should be easier. Courtesy of Skip Bolen hide caption

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Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians

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Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

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There will be about 55 percent more people with diabetes as baby boomers become senior citizens, a report finds. Rolf Bruderer/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Departments Cut Programs While Awaiting Zika Funding

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Fact-Checking Hillary Clinton's Medicare Buy-In Proposal

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