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Dennie and Kathy Wright sift through a stack of medical bills at their home in Indian Valley, Calif. Pauline Bartolone for NPR hide caption

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

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When Alexis Paige lost her job, she was afraid she would have to discontinue her estrogen treatments. That can't happen now under the Oregon Health Plan. Cree Jude Gordon/Courtesy Alexis Paige hide caption

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In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

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Belviq, a weight-loss drug from Arena Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012. With the agency's approval of Saxenda in December, there are four new weight-loss pills available. Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Steven Brill is a journalist who also founded Court TV, American Lawyer magazine, 10 regional legal newspapers and Brill's Content Magazine. He teaches journalism at Yale. Courtesy of Random House hide caption

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'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

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Kevin Counihan (left) runs HealthCare.gov, and Michael Cannon, of the Cato Institute, is a prominent critic of Obamacare. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR; Courtesy of the Cato Institute hide caption

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

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Need a gift for a 20-something kid about to age out of the family's health plan? Juana Rivera (left) discusses insurance options with Fabrizzio Russi, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of the Americas in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Elisa Carrero assists Julian Gauiria, of Paterson, N.J., with enrollment in the health insurance exchange in November. Signups continue to be brisk, health officials say. Tyson Trish/North Jersey/Landov hide caption

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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

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Where are the health insurance deals? On the exchanges, many small businesses have concluded. Bjorn Rune Lie/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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In the documentary Remote Area Medical, a boy chooses a new pair of glasses after receiving an eye exam. Remote Area Medical/Courtesy of Cinedigm hide caption

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