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Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

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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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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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Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

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Retired coal miners could face the loss of health benefits if Congress doesn't implement a fix by Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Tips For The Family Wallet

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Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

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