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Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, shown here at a discussion about opioids on Thursday, drew fire for his use of private jets. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., continues to tweak the health care bill he cosponsors in an effort to persuade reluctant senators to back it. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

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Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democratic Votes

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Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, second from left, speaks as Sen. John Barrasso, from left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. John Thune and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell listen during a news briefing Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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With New Healthcare Bill, Senate GOP Give 'Repeal And Replace' Another Shot

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Senate Republicans Up Against Sept. 30 Deadline For Last Effort To Replace Obamacare

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (right), and Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, listen during a health reform news conference on Capitol Hill last week. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Health insurance company Oscar has started its own ad campaign for the Affordable Care Act. These enrollment dates apply to New York state; the dates to enroll in federally run exchanges are Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Oscar Health hide caption

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As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up

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The new Medicare cards (right) will not use Social Security numbers for identification. Instead, they will have random sequences of letters and numbers. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services /AP hide caption

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Governors from left; Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Steve Bullock of Montana, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gary Herbert of Utah all testified Thursday about ways t improve the ACA. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Governors Sound Off On How To Fix Health Insurance

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The Senate health committee meets next month to discuss ways to stabilize the insurance markets. Insurers have until Sept. 27 to commit to selling policies on the ACA marketplaces in 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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