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Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

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Enrollment counselor Vue Yang (left) reviews health insurance options for Laura San Nicolas (center), accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif., in February. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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50 Years Ago, Medicare Helped To Desegregate Hospitals

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

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A Yale University study analyzed the experience of 60 million Americans covered by traditional Medicare between 1999 and 2013, and found "jaw-dropping improvements in almost every area," the lead author says. Ann Cutting/Getty Images hide caption

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

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At sign-up events like this one in Los Angeles in 2013, Covered California pledged "affordability" in health insurance as one of its main selling points. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Coordinating care for high-risk patients was expected to save money and improve quality of care. A Medicare experiment didn't pan out. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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The Eastside Bicycle Club on a 35 mile Saturday evening ride with stops for tacos. Carlos Morales hide caption

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On A 'Tour De Tacos' With Los Angeles' Eastside Bike Club

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Christy O'Donnell, who has advanced lung cancer, is one of several California patients suing for the right to get a doctor's help with prescription medicine to end their own lives if and when they feel that's necessary. YouTube hide caption

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Health Insurer Anthem To Buy Rival Cigna For Nearly $50 Billion

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For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

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Doctors Speak Out Against 'Unsustainable' Rise In Cancer Drug Prices

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