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Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate

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A report from The Washington Post said the health agency was issued a list of prohibited words from the Trump administration. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

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Farmers pick crops at Soul Fire Farm in New York state. It's run by Leah Penniman, a farmer and activist working to diversify the farming community and reconnect people to their food. Soul Fire Farm hide caption

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Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

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Earl Borges, now 70, conducted river patrols in the Navy during the Vietnam War. These days, he says, symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ALS can intensify the anxiety he experiences as a result of PTSD. Courtesy of Shirley Borges hide caption

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What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

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How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, joined protesters outside the U.S. Capitol in late November, as Republicans in the Senate worked to pass a sweeping tax bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

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Women line up to vaccinate their children in Kitahurira village, Uganda. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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Carving your initials in a tree in Washington, D.C.? Not illegal. Carving your initials in a sedated patient's transplanted liver? Criminal assault, according to U.K. courts. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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